In this photo, the SPU debate team stands together smiling in front of a building.

SPU’s speech and debate team won awards at the Fred Scheller Invitational at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, in January.

Coached by Assistant Professor of Political Science Bradley Murg, SPU students competed against teams from 23 colleges and universities during the three-day tournament.

Seniors Madison Luther and Luke Harrison won the novice division; Harrison was honored as top speaker and Luther took second speaker. Senior Alex Donka and his sister, sophomore Rachel Donka, won five of their first six rounds, ranking third overall, before being eliminated in the quarter-final round.

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