(Hastings, Neb.) – Sophomore Kenzie Shofner from Maple Plain, Minnesota, took the top speaker award at the annual Broncolope competitive speaking tournament held November 14-15, 2015, in Hastings, Nebraska.
A member of the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team, she competed in Poetry, Persuasion, Prose and Duo. Her strong performances, combined with those of her teammates, helped the Broncos place third on the tournament’s second day.
The full weekend results follow.
Saturday, November 14:
Cami Sharratt, a freshman from Savage, Minnesota: 1st place in Prose
Carly Spotts-Falzone, a freshman from Wayzata, Minnesota: 3rd place in Informative
Andrew Boge, a sophomore from Johnston, Iowa: 4th place in Communication Analysis, 3rd place in Prose
Austin Heinlein, a freshman from Hutchinson, Kansas: 3rd place in Dramatic Interpretation
Sunday, November 15:
Shofner: 6th place in Poetry, 2nd place in Persuasion, 1st place in Prose, 2nd place in Duo with Caleb Merritt, a sophomore from Brookings, South Dakota
Eunice Adounkpe, a senior from Omaha, Nebraska: 3rd place in Poetry, 3rd place in Dramatic Interpretation, 6th place in Prose
Dianna Rulon, a freshman from Arcadia, Indiana: 6th place in Communication Analysis
Kathryn Edwards, a junior from Louisville, Nebraska: 5th place in After Dinner Speaking, 4th place in Extemporaneous Speaking, 5th place in Impromptu Speaking
Amanda Cox, a junior from Blue Hill, Nebraska: 6th place in Oral Interpretation
Caleb Merritt, a sophomore from Brookings, South Dakota: 2nd place in Duo Interpretation with Shofner
Spotts-Falzone: 3rd place in Prose
Heinlein: 5th place in Dramatic Interpretation
Founded in 1882, Hastings College is a private, four-year institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on academic and extracurricular achievement. With 64 majors and 15 pre-professional programs, Hastings College has been named among “Great Schools, Great Prices” by U.S. News & World Report, a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review and a "Best Bang for the Buck" school by Washington Monthly