Debate Team Brings Home Trophies
February 27, 2007
Saint Anselm College’s debate team is making the rounds of tournaments and bringing home trophies. Their topic for the year is federal policies regarding energy from renewable sources.
At Suffolk University recently, three Saint Anselm debaters (Nicole Thorspecken ‘09, Daniel Scholfield ‘09, and Michael Pirrello ‘07) qualified for elimination rounds and received top-five speaker awards, resulting in a Saint Anselm closeout with first and second place trophies coming home with the team.
In the Northeast Regional Championships, these three student debaters reached the semifinals. Pirrello and Thorspecken closed out the second round, again bringing home first and second places.
“To close out two final rounds in three weeks is a really special accomplishment for the students,” says debate coach Dave Trumble.
Tournaments are coming up at Central Michigan University, and the team is practicing for the final tournament of the year, the National Forensic Association National Tournament at Berry College in Georgia in April.