Belmont Speech and Debate Team Wins State Championship

The Belmont University Speech and Debate Team won the state championship at the Tennessee Intercollegiate Forensics Association (TIFA) competition.The tournament was held Feb. 8-10, 2019 on the campus of Carson-Newman University.

With 12 universities in competition, Belmont placed first in individual events, third in debate and ranked top in the overall competition. Team members competed in debate, public speaking and literature interpretation events. Throughout the program, they hone their critical thinking, speech writing and performance skills in competitions across the country.

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