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Albertson College Debate Team Wins Division One Tournament

2003. 01. 21.

CALDWELL, ID- The Albertson College of Idaho debate team scored its first uncontested first-place win at a major, Division I tournament at the University of Utah Speech and Debate Tournament in Salt Lake City on Jan. 19.

Teams that Albertson defeated to take the top spot included UCLA, University of Texas, Arkansas, Whitman College, Reed College, Idaho State University and Brigham Young University.

The 'Yotes, coached by Mack Sermon, will compete next at the Western Washington University tournament in three weeks and will compete for the Parliamentry Debate National Championship at Portland State University in March.

Members of the winning debate team include:

Senior Parliamentary Debate: Tabitha Miller, Dietrich; Jad Mahnken, Boise; Marisa Hill, Pueblo, Colo.; John Davis, Mountain Home.

Junior Parliamentary Debate: Matt Sonnichsen, Boise; Amanda Walrath, Boise, Nick LaMartina, Meridian; Noah Hillen, Sagle; Jessica McGibbon, Winnemucca; Akshay Kulkarni, Bombay, India.

Novice Parliamentary Debate: Kent Gnieting, Blackfoot; Brett Bruins, Genoa, Nev.; Amber Bailey, Idaho Falls; Araceli Gomez, Payette; Annie Pierce, St. Maries; Alex Zamora, Wilder.

Junior Policy Debate: Richard Zuercher, Boise; Holly Harrington, Fruitland.

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