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Transylvania speech and debate team excels at Kentucky Forensics Association State Championship

LEXINGTON, Ky.— The Transylvania speech and debate team excelled at the 2013 Kentucky Forensic Association State Tournament on Saturday, winning small school debate sweepstakes, and small school individual events sweepstakes as well as being named second overall grand champion. Coach Gary Deaton was also recognized, winning the co-coach of the year award.

Transylvania University hosted the tournament, which brought schools all across the state to compete in speech and debate events.

In addition to several other awards, Bryan Dickman, of Williamsburg, Ky., also received the Harlan Hamm Award for Speech and Debate Excellence, which honors a student who displays service to the activity, service to the university and community, and competitive excellence.

Transylvania debate teams accounted for four out of the eight debate quarter-finalists, three out of the four semi-finalists, and won both first (Taylor Deaton, of Richmond, Ky., and Rachel Smith, of Mayfield, Ky.) and second (Dickman and Ian Smith, of Lawrenceburg, Ky.) place debate team. Many other team members went on to win individual awards as well, including four first place individual awards; four second place individual awards; and five third place individual awards. Ian Smith, Taylor Deaton and Angelica Miller, of Bristol, Va., also received quadrathon awards, which measures personal success in four or more events.

Transylvania University's debate team coaching staff includes Gary Deaton and alums Leigh Ann Jordan, associate director of forensics; Clint Jones, assistant director of forensics; Raven Mineo, director of debate; and Brian Powell, assistant director of debate. 
 
A full list of results are below:

Ninth Place Novice Debate Speaker - Angelica Miller

Fourth Place Novice Debate Speaker - Alicia Reinersman

Third Place Novice Debate Speaker - Chase Bullock

First Place Novice Debate Speaker - Rachel Smith

Eighth Place Open Debate Speaker - Bryan Dickman

Sixth Place Open Debate Speaker - Rebecca Radcliffe

Second Place Open Debate Speaker - Ian Smith

First Place Open Debate Speaker - Taylor Brian Deaton

Quarterfinalist Award for Debate - Marina Morgan and Chase Bullock

Semifinalist Award for Debate - Rebecca Radcliffe and Alicia Reinersman

Second Place Debate Team - Bryan Dickman and Ian Smith

First Place Debate Team - Taylor Deaton and Rachel Smith

Third Place Communications Analysis - Taylor Deaton

Top Novice Duo - Rachael Jones and Angelica Miller

Fourth Place Duo - Taylor Deaton and Angelica Miller

Third Place Duo - Rachael Jones and Angelica Miller

Fourth Place Dramatic Interpretation - Angelica Miller

Sixth Place Editorial Impromptu - Bryan Dickman

Fifth Place Editorial Impromptu - Rachel Smith

Third Place Editorial Impromptu - Taylor Deaton

First Place Editorial Impromptu - Ian Smith

Fifth Place Extemporaneous Speaking - Ian Smith

Fourth Place Impromptu Speaking - Bryan Dickman

Second Place Impromptu Speaking - Taylor Deaton

First Place Impromptu Speaking - Ian Smith

Sixth Place Programmed Oral Interpretation - Angelica Miller

Fifth Place Programmed Oral Interpretation - Rachael Jones

Fourth Place Programmed Oral Interpretation - Alicia Reinersman

Sixth Place Prose - Ian Smith

Top Novice Radio Broadcasting - Rachel Smith

Third Place Radio Broadcasting - Ian Smith

Second Place Radio Broadcasting - Taylor Deaton

Sixth Place Quadrathon Award - Angelica Miller

Third Place Quadrathon Award - Taylor Deaton

Second Place Quadrathon Award - Ian Smith

First Place Small School Debate Sweepstakes - Transylvania Team

First Place Small School Individual Events Sweepstakes - Transylvania Team

Second Place Overall Grand Champion - Transylvania Team

Harlan Hamm Award for Speech and Debate Excellence -Bryan Dickman

Co-Coach of the Year - Gary Deaton

2/19/2013

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