Rice’s Forensics Society hosts first ‘Rice University Classic’ tournament

Rice’s George R. Brown Forensics Society held the first “Rice University Classic” speech and debate tournament Sept. 27-29. The event brought more than 200 people to campus, including competitors from a range of universities and colleges as well as Rice alumni and community members from Houston and surrounding areas. Pictured from left are a group of Rice team members preparing for a debate in the squad room: Wiess College sophomore Ebore Awano, Jones College senior Brittney Xu, Wiess College freshman Hee Zhi Poh and Duncan College sophomore Alice Chen. The Rice squad won 16 awards and 19 separate debates. The team is coached by David Worth, director of forensics, and Shannon Labove, assistant director of forensics. For more information about the George R. Brown Forensics Society, visit http://humanities.rice.edu/forensics. (Photo by Patrick Shipsey)

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