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WVU Parkersburg students place first and fourth in speech and debate tournament|
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Parkersburg, W.Va. 12/5/11 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Union for Speech and Debate took first and fourth place at the Collegiate Forensic Association Winter Tournament over the weekend. The tournament, held at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, Va., took place Dec. 2 and 3.
Tyler Ohrn of Parkersburg won first place in Lincoln-Douglas policy debate with a perfect 4-0 record. He debated the 2011-2012 National Forensic Association proposition: "Resolved: the United States Federal Government should substantially change its trade policy and/or practices with the People’s Republic of China." Ohrn also competed in extemporaneous speaking, taking fifth place with 98 out of 100 in his first round.
Cindie Menges of Parkersburg took fourth place in communication analysis. Her speech focused on why the YouTube video by Sgt. Scott Moor inviting actress Mila Kunis to the Marine Corps Ball received so much media attention. In her second round of competition, Menges received a 99 out of 100 rating. She also competed in impromptu sales.
Other schools that participated in the tournament included Fayetteville State University, Hampton University, Wytheville Community College, Randolph-Macon College, Lord Fairfax Community College, Bloomsburg University, Shepherd University, Alderson-Broaddus College, and West Chester University. />
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