Debate Team Wins Sweepstakes in First Season

(Photo Courtesy of Kate Hayden ’15)
Sophomore Dustin Peters and freshman Tom Sanford with their 2nd place awards after the debate’s team victorious trip to Ohio University

The new Simpson College debate team hasn’t taken long to make its mark.

Formed last September, the group received the Sweepstakes Award for overall team points Friday at the Ohio University International in Athens, Ohio.

Representing Simpson were: Kate Hayden, Ashley Klocke, Dustin Peters, Tom Sanford, Phillip Seiwert and Taylor Van De Krol.

“I was proud of how hard the team worked to prepare,” said Spencer Waugh, Simpson’s debate team director. “They represented the college and the community very well.”

Peters and Sanford placed second Seiwert and Klocke placed third. In addition, Peters was named the second-best speaker at the event.

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