Crowder College’s Speech and Debate Team Finishes Season in Shreveport, Louisiana

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(Neosho, MO) – The Crowder College Speech and Debate Team recently completed its spring debate season competing in the Bossier, Parish Community College Eddie Shell Invitational Tournament in Shreveport, Louisiana. Competing with over 30 colleges and universities from across the United States, including Dallas Baptist University and Southern Methodist University, the Crowder team competed in 30 combined debate rounds scoring an average of 33 out of 40 points per round, representing a team best.

Freshman Robin Chew, (Neosho), an experienced high school debater, won three of her six rounds scoring an average of 36 of 40 points. Freshman Doug Brown (Joplin), having no debate experience, won four of his six rounds with an average score of 33 of 40 points. Also new to debate, Sheldon Robertson (Joplin) lost his early rounds by only one point.

Speech and debate team coach Michael Brockett was pleased with the team’s performance. “The tournament was a great experience for our newly organized debate team. I was incredibly impressed by the hard work and effort of our all-Freshman team, especially considering the experience of larger colleges and universities we competed against.” Brockett encourages all Crowder students, regardless of experience, to consider participating in speech and debate.

A speech and presentation competition open to all Crowder students is scheduled for Thursday, April 25. Interested students may contact Mr. Brockett at for more information.


Michael Brocket, Speech and Debate Team Coach
Crowder College

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