A first-year student on the Bethel College forensics squad was also the first to qualify for the national tournament next April.

On the second day of the Green Country Swing Tournament on the campus of Tulsa (Okla.) Community College, Jacob Miller, freshman from Westmoreland, took second in After Dinner Speaking.

Following a fifth-place finish in After Dinner Speaking on Day 1 of the swing tournament, Miller is now qualified in the event for the American Forensic Association-National Individual Events Tournament at Arizona State University in April.

The Green Country Swing was hosted by Tulsa Community College on Saturday and Cameron University, Lawton, Okla., on Sunday. Bethel was one of 16 schools competing.

In the first tournament, in addition to Miller’s fifth place, Hank Unruh, senior from Newton, took second in Extemporaneous Speaking and fifth in Impromptu Speaking and Clinton Miller, freshman from Newton, was seventh in Extemporaneous Speaking.

Both Unruhs competed, along with Miller, in the second tournament as well. Hank Unruh finished third in Extemporaneous Speaking and fifth in Impromptu Speaking.