Blake Adkins and Kyle Hargis won multiple awards for the University of Arkansas at Monticello debate team at the Sooner Showdown Swing Tournament recently at the University of Oklahoma.


Adkins, a computer information systems major, was a team debate finalist, professional division semifinalist, and was named the second place debate speaker.


Hargis, a communications major, was a team debate finalist, a varsity octofinalist, the fourth place team debate speaker, and the fourth place varsity speaker.


Members of the UAM debate team are Nshyka Shelton of Monticello, Jordan Lakin of Cabot, Gabe McDorman of Sheridan, Blake Adkins of Vilonia, Kyle Hargis, McKenzie McClain and Dylan Hargis of Warren. UAM was one of 22 colleges and universities at the competition.