Hellwig recognized at National Debate Tournament

April 10, 2018

Slippery Rock University's Debate Society team recently competed at the National Educational Debate Association's National Debate Tournament at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

Coached by Tim Michaels, instructor of communication studies, and Heather Frederick, associate professor of political science, four SRU students competed in six rounds of debates open to students from across the country, abiding by and enforcing the NEDA's standards of ethical, responsible, humane and communicative advocacy. Michaels and Frederick also served as judges for the competition.

Emily Hellwig, a freshman political science major from Glen Rock, won fourth place in the "Outstanding Speaker" competition for the Novice Crossfire division. Other students competing included: Tiffany Blackwell, a freshman dual major in homeland security and criminology and criminal justice from Rochester; Zach Rohland, a freshman history major from Butler; and Megan Thomas, a junior professional writing major from Johnstown.