The Wabash College Parliamentary Union brought home several awards from the Purdue Boilermaker Speech and Debate Tournament this last weekend (Sept. 12-14, 2008). A total of twenty-two students participated in all or part of the tournament in some fashion, resulting in a fourth place team finish for Wabash College in Individual Events.
The Parliamentary Debate team of Donovan Bisbee’ 12 and Victor Nava ’09 advanced to the octa-finals, finishing as one of the top sixteen teams from a field of forty-five teams. They also brought home fourth best speaker (Nava) and third best speaker (Bisbee) awards out of a field of ninety-debaters.
In individual speaking events, Rob Bloss ’08 finished fourth in Impromptu Speaking and Donovan Bisbee ‘12 finished third in Extemporaneous Speaking. Donovan also won the top Novice Award for Extemporaneous Speaking in his first tournament as a collegiate.
Prof. Timmerman also attended the tournament and served as a judge for debate and individual speaking events.