Mary Marcum and Hunter McFarland (WDI Scholars, 2015) Appear in Quarter Finals at UNLV

Hunter McFarland and Mary Marcum prepare to debate in the Quarters at UNLV, 2015

Hunter McFarland and Mary Marcum prepare to debate in the Quarters at UNLV, 2015

BY SARAH T. PARTLOW LEFEVRE

Join us in congratulating 2015 WDI Scholars Mary Marcum and Hunter McFarland for their recent quarter-finalist finish at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Hunter and Mary debate for the University of Wyoming, (WDI University Supporter, 2015) and finished their preliminary debates with 6 wins or an 85.7% win record.

The duo defeated teams from Texas, Weber State, Gonzaga, and San Francisco State. At UNLV in prelims.  The debated on the affirmative and beat Texas HW in doubles on a 3-0 decision.  In Octos, they emerged victorious on a 2-1 over West Georgia CC.  Finally, they lost to Weber State GT in Quarters on a split decision.  Marcum also finished as the 11th speaker out of 120 debaters in open competition.

Kate Shuster, Advisor for the 2015 WDI Scholars, said. “It was clear from the first day of the Scholars lab that Mary and Hunter were exceptionally talented debaters with a bright future ahead of them. I’m excited to hear about this success and others yet to come.”Roblox HackBigo Live Beans HackYUGIOH DUEL LINKS HACKPokemon Duel HackRoblox HackPixel Gun 3d HackGrowtopia HackClash Royale Hackmy cafe recipes stories hackMobile Legends HackMobile Strike Hack

So far this year, the team has a 73.33% preliminary win percentage and a 66.67% elimination debate record. The WDI is looking forward to seeing great things from them as the season progresses.  Congratulations Mary and Hunter!

Partlow Lefevre is a Member of the WDI Board of Directors.  If you have alumni news, please let us know.  We’d love to hear from you!