Aubriana Scott, a senior at Henderson State University, placed second at the Pi Kappa Delta National Debate Tournament held recently at Tennessee State University in Nashville. Eighty-two universities from 25 states were represented by more than 1,500 students in various competition.
Scott, a senior from Camden, made the final round of the junior varsity division and won second place in the IPDA debate. She also placed fourth in the speaker competition. Scott has accepted a graduate assistant position at Henderson.
Senior Kiana Davis, also from Camden, placed ninth in her division and won the seventh place speaker award for the tournament.
The Reddie Debate Team brought home the overall ninth place team national award for small schools.
“This caps off a season of success for the Reddie Debate Team in which we attended three tournaments and won team awards at each,” said Dr. Darrel Farmer, director of debate and assistant professor of communication studies. “During the regular season, we won prestigious awards for team winning percentage, which for the entire year hovered around 75 percent.
“In addition to winning three out of every four rounds in which we competed, we had a successful recruiting year to increase the number of team participants.”
For more information about Henderson State’s debate team, contact Farmer at 734-787-4375 or firstname.lastname@example.org.