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Feb 9, 2024 | News

Northwest Nazarene University’s Forensics team recently attended the Regional Tournament at Pacific University, in Oregon state, with great success. The team competed against 13 other schools including Boise State, Oregon State, Whitworth and Utah State.

Junior English Education major Miya Ingram received four trophies; first place in Open Persuasive Speaking; second place in Open Informative Speaking; third place in Open Dramatic Interpretation; and earning the fourth-place overall speaker award out of 125 competitors.

Junior Psychology major Rhianna Soft earned fourth place in Open Prose Interpretation and junior History Education major Micah Mallory was the top debater as fifth place seed and was a Quarterfinalist in Novice IPDA debate.

“It was exciting to not only see the consistency in performance by Miya, but also some personal bests for Micah and Rhianna in their events. I am proud of the work they are doing to continue to be better,” said Brooke Adamson, NNU Forensics Coach and Communication Professor.

The team also received the following team awards for the 2023-24 season, placing third in Speech for Division II and earning a Team Sweepstakes Silver Medal Award due to their season standings. These awards are based on year-long performances by Brooklyn Hallett (first-year Psychology major), Miya Ingram, Micah Mallory and Rhianna Soft.

Hallett, Ingram and Soft will compete at the National Christian College Forensics Tournament March 7-9th.