NSU Speech and Debate team members receive honors

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ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Speech and Debate team members received multiple first-place honors at a recent regional conference.

NSU student Emma Murdock of Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada, took first place in the Impromptu category at the Valley Forensics League Tournament.

Northern students Jakob Lund of Kansas City, Mo., and Alex Arndt of Blue Springs, Mo., were named champions in the Parliamentary category as well.

Lund was also named Top Parliamentary Speaker at the tournament, held Nov. 12 and 13 at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn.

Other NSU results from the VFL Tournament are as follows:

  • Grace Campbell, Pierre, S.D.: 7th place, Poetry (VFL 1)
  • Chris Grettler, Aberdeen, S.D.: 5th place, Poetry (VFL 1); 7th place, Poetry (VFL 2)

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $150 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.