Speech and Debate Team Takes 4th Place at State Tournament

The West Liberty University Speech and Team took 4th place at the West Virginia Intercollegiate Forensics Association State Tournament held on March 26th and 27th at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV.

The Speech and Debate Team finished behind Alderson-Broaddus College, Marshall University, and Shepherd University at the State Tournament.  This was first time West Liberty has competed at the WVIFA State Tournament, which is only open to colleges and universities within the state of West Virginia.

Freshman Anna Patrick’s speech on in-vitro fertilization placed her third in the Persuasive Speaking Competition.

Freshman James Birch’s performance of Chuck Klosterman’s “This is Emo” placed him third in Prose Interpretation.  In addition, James has qualified to compete at National Forensic Association’s National Tournament which will be held at Ohio University from April 15th-19th.