MVC Debate and Forensics Team Successful at McKendree University Tournament

November 13, 2019
Missouri Valley College

On November 8, the Missouri Valley debate and forensics team sent five competitors to the McKendree University debate tournament in Lebanon, Illinois.

Eva Agcaoili, a freshman from Willard, Missouri, broke to elimination rounds with a 3-3 record. This now qualifies Agcaoili for the National Tournament which will be held in April in Whitewater, Wisconsin. Not only did Eva break to elimination rounds, she was ranked the third best speaker at the tournament.

“Having a freshman qualify so early and to do it at a tournament with such intense competition is incredibly good.  It is telling about the amount of work the entire team has put in,” said David Bowers, MVC debate coach.

This tournament ends the competitive semester for the debate and forensics team, but they will be hosting an open house/demo debate on December 9 at the MVC Student Research Symposium.

If you are an MVC student interested in joining the team, please contact David Bowers at or 660-831-4240. You can also stop by his office located in Ferguson 223.

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