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UACCB Debate Team competes in Red River Classic

Featured image (from left to right): Shanna Huffine, Shayne Coffey, and Liz Roa

The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) Debate Team recently competed in the Red River Classic Debate Tournament held Nov. 4 – 6, 2022, at the campus of Louisiana State University at Shreveport.

The tournament had over 100 debaters from across the various divisions. UACCB students Shayne Coffey, 18, and Liz Roa, 20, competed in the Novice Division while student, Shanna Huffine, 28, participated as a judge for the tournament.

“My time in Shreveport was absolutely amazing,” said Roa. “I learned a lot of new things and got to meet new people. Debate is something I love and enjoy doing.”

“I was very pleased with the way the team performed,” said Jacob Chisom, oral communications instructor and debate coach. “They both did very well considering this is only their second debate tournament. They have shown a lot of improvement over the course of this semester, and I am excited to get back out there and travel and compete more with the team in the spring.”

The debate team has two more tournaments scheduled for the spring semester: the Southern Forensics Championship Tournament at the University of Arkansas- Fayetteville on January 27- 29, 2023, and the “End of Hi-Bear-Nation” Debate Tournament at the University of Central Arkansas on March 16-19, 2023.

Image and information provided by UACCB

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