Thursday, March 02, 2006

The Fairmont State Intercollegiate Debate Team participated in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Forensic Association Championship Tournament held Feb. 24 and 25 on the campus of Shepherd University.

The team took first place honors in debate sweepstakes. Chris Sharps was the first place speaker and a semifinalist. Terry Meeks, a junior sociology major from Barrackville, was the second place debater, who made it to the final round. Team captain Chris Sharps, is a senior oral communication major from Peytona, W.Va.

The team debated the National Forensic Association 2005-06 resolution: "Resolved that the United States federal government should adopt a policy to increase human rights in one or more of the following nations: Tibet, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, East Timor, Indonesia, Philippines and/or Pakistan."

Also participating in the tournament were Christina Cottrill, Stephen Sundahl and Dusty Van Pelt. The team is coached by Kim Korcsmaros. For more information, e-mail Korcsmaros at kkorcsmaros@fairmontstate.edu.