(November 2, 2013)
Coming off a pretty successful Open Tournament at Schurr the prior weekend, Marlon Poroj, Hilda Velásquez-Galvez, and the rest of the team took on another Open tournament at the newly minted Bargain Belt Invitational. Out of field of 35 Student Congress competitors, Hilda and Marlon won some hardware with a 2nd and 5th place finish respectively. Albert ended in a four way tie for 14th place; Shawn tied three opponents at the 21st position and Emily tied with three debaters at the 24th place.
While Hilda and Marlon gave the team some pretty good victories in Congress on this day, the team didn’t a very modest showing in the Individual Events. For most people, their schedules were filled with first attempts at their respective IE’s. Perhaps the sole victory for the day was Marlon’s 2nd place finish in Oratorical Interpretation.