MONTICELLO, AR — Led by the team of Cody Bijou and Reagan Dobbs, the University of Arkansas at Monticello placed second in the overall sweepstakes competition at the Team Me Up Tournament and TECHnically Speaking Tournament hosted last week by Arkansas Tech University in Russellville.
UAM finished second in the International Public Debate Association (IPDA) Dual Tournament Sweepstakes, second in the TECHnically Speaking Tournament and third overall in the Team Me Up Tournament.
Bijou, a communications major from Crosby, Tex., and Dobbs, a political science major from Dayton, Tex., teamed to win the varsity debate championship. Bijou was the fifth place team speaker and a team semifinalist while Dobbs was the second place varsity speaker, fourth place team speaker and a team semifinalist.
Blake Adkins of Vilonia placed second in the novice debate division while his brother, Gauge was the third place speaker in the varsity division. Jacob Chisom of Monticello was the fifth place varsity speaker and a quarterfinalist in varsity debate. Kyle Hargis of Warren was the third place speaker in the novice division and Gabrielle Swain of Monticello was the second place novice division speaker and quarterfinalist. Also competing was Tanisha Smith of Crossett.
For more information, contact Jim Evans, director of debate and forensics, at (870) 460-1589.
Members of the UAM debate and forensics team with their trophies from two tournaments hosted last week by Arkansas Tech. Pictured from left are Reagan Dobbs, Cody Bijou, Gauge Adkins, Blake Adkins, Kyle Hargis, Jacob Chisom and Gabrielle Swain.
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