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Nov. 10, 2005

ULM Speech and Debate Team Wins In Houston

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's Speech and Debate Forum continued its 2005-2006 season by capturing multiple tournament championships at the University of Houston Speech and Debate Tournament. The tournament, hosted by the University of Houston, was held in Houston on Nov. 4-6. The event featured some of the region's top universities representing the states of Colorado, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.

The team was led by Isaac Henderson, who earned tournament championships in Impromptu Speaking, Poetry Interpretation and Pentathlon. Henderson teamed with Freshman Casey Miller to earn the tournament championship in Dramatic Duo Interpretation. Dena Boone finished as the top ranked speaker in debate competition and earned tournament championships in After Dinner Speaking and Persuasive Speaking. The team earned a total of 27 awards, including the tournament championships in 6 of 7 events entered, finishing 2nd in the seventh division.

The team will now prepare for the Louisiana State University - Shreveport Speech and Debate Tournament, which will be held at LSU-Shreveport on Nov. 11-13. Afterwards, the team is off to Cameron University in December to complete the fall semester of competition.

The ULM Speech and Debate Forum is open to any student, and no prior experience is required. For more information about the team, contact Bob Alexander at 318-342-1462.

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