Sheridan Debate Student Captures JV Championship At UCA End of Hi-BEAR-Nation Tournament

MONTICELLO, AR — Three members of the University of Arkansas at Monticello debate team took home individual honors at last week's 10th annual End of Hi-BEAR-Nation Debate Tournament hosted by the University of Central Arkansas.

            Hunter Cook, a criminal justice major from Sheridan, led UAM debaters, capturing the championship of the junior varsity debate competition in a tournament that featured top debate students from 18 colleges and universities from eight states.

            Also winning individual recognition for UAM were Kyle Hargis, a communications major from Warren, who reached the round of 16 in varsity debate, and Abby Rounsaville, an education major from Mabelvale, who reached the round of 16 in the junior varsity division.

            Others competing or participating for UAM were Dylan Hargis, an agriculture major from Warren, McKenzie McClain, an education major from Monticello, Natalie Craig, a communications major from Sherwood, and Daniel Wire, an exercise science major from Kenner, La.

            Participating schools included UAM, Arkansas Tech, Bossier Parish Community College, Drury, Independence Community College, Jackson State, John Brown, Lee College, Liberty, Louisiana Tech, LSU-Alexandria, LSU-Shreveport, Middle Tennessee State, Northwestern State, Southern Methodist, Union, UCA, Southern Mississippi, and Tennessee.

            For more information, contact Jim Evans, UAM debate coach, at (870) 460-1589.


PHOTO CAPTION: Members of the UAM debate team who competed at the UCA Tournament are (from left) McKenzie McClain, Kyle Hargis, Hunter Cook, Abby Rounsaville, Natalie Craig and Dylan Hargis.

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