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Speech and Debate Team Wins Debate Crown at State Tournament


the speech and debate teamThe Transylvania speech and debate team placed first overall in debate at the Kentucky Forensics Association state tournament, held February 15-16 at Transy.

The debate team of senior Elizabeth Sills and junior Marshall Jolly was the state champion team. Other Transy winners included senior Jennifer Leong (open debate), senior Megan Handshoe (impromptu speaking), sophomore Tyler Murphy (novice debate speaker), first-year student Katrina Mineo (novice after dinner speaker), and sophomore Evan Brown (novice extemporaneous speaker).

Also at the tournament, Jolly was elected president of the Kentucky Forensics Association and Sills won the Harlan Hamm Award as the outstanding member of the association. Assistant director of forensics Leigh Ann Jordan was named Coach of the Year.

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