Speech & Debate

Contact & Recent Awards

The JBU Forensics Team competes in local, regional and national competitions in speech, debate and oral interpretation. Over the years, the team has won several state, regional and national championships. The team strives to represent Christ and JBU with excellence and honor during the year.

More information

Contact the Director of Forensics | Chris Brown | ChrBrown@jbu.edu

Recent Awards


  • Southern Forensics Champion, Novice IPDA Debate
  • Arkansas State Champion, Novice IPDA Debate
  • 1st Place Novice IPDA Debate, Southern Forensics Championship Tournament
  • 1st Place Novice IPDA Debate, ATU TECHnically Speaking Debate Tournament
  • 2nd Place Novice IPDA Debate, Union University Debate Tournament


  • Regional Champions-IPDA Team Debate


  • 1st Place Speech Team in Arkansas 
  • Top Speaker in Arkansas - Josh McBride '15 


  • 2nd Place Speech Team in Arkansas
  • 1st Place Team Sweepstakes Golden Eagle Invitational
  • 1st Place Individual Speaker Golden Eagle Invitational - Andrew Goff '13


  • 2nd Place Team Sweepstakes Ozark Championships
  • State Champion in Drama Interpretation and After Dinner Speaking - Kaitlyn Thompson '15
  • State Champion in Prose Interpretation - Josh McBride '15
  • State Champions Duo Interpretation - Josh McBride '15 and Andrew Goff '13
  • 1st Place Varsity Sweepstakes Ozark Championships - Jeff Essary '13


  • 1st Place Team Team Sweepstakes Ozark Championships
  • 2nd Place Individual Sweepstakes Ozark Championships - Jordan Vaughan '14
  • 2010
    2nd Place University - PSCFA Cool-Off Speech Tournament 


  • 11th Place Team Debate Sweepstakes-Pi Kappa Delta Nationals
  • State Champion in Novice Public Debate - Brandon Knight '12

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