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.


3 Responses to “Debate Team Brings Home Trophies”

  1. Tony Levering '59 on March 5th, 2007 11:13 pm

    Was interested to read about the debate team competing in a tournament at Berry College. Please tell me the date(s) of the tournament - I would like to attend if possible. Thank you.

  2. David Trumble on March 13th, 2007 6:02 am

    Dear Tony Levering,

    We will be at Berry College for the NFA Nationals from April 19-23. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Were you on the Debate Team back in the 1950’s?

    David Trumble
    Debate Coach

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