Glendy Earns Awards at National Speech Tournaments


Madison Glendy, of Hemingford, competed for Concordia University, Nebraska the National Christian College Forensics Invitational (NCCFI) at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kansas, and in the American Forensic Association's National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

At the NCCFI, individuals placed highly in their events. Sophomore Treianne Park placed 2nd in Novice Dramatic Interpretation and 6th in Novice Prose. Additionally, freshman Madison Glendy placed 6th in Novice Poetry, and junior Payton Demers-Sahling placed 5th in Varisity Dramatic Interpretation. As a whole, the team placed 2nd and received the Fellowship Award for demonstrating strong character.

Two weeks later at AFA-NIET, Freshmen Alia Hurst and Philomena Williams both broke through to quarterfinals. Williams also went to quarterfinals in Poetry, a field narrowed from 100 competitors to only 28 advancing.

"As a team, we are now ranked 23rd in the nation when we were only 47th last year," said Joe Davis, director of forensics at Concordia."Concordia hasn't ever attended the AFA-NIET so we definitely made history this past week with our performance!"

CUNE will begin to prepare for the 2019-20 season with their pre-season camp in August.

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