222 The History of Wake Forest
In other actions, Wake Forest announced plans to celebrate theme years for the
foreseeable future. The Year of the Arts was chosen for 1996–1997. Sandra Boyette
(Public Affairs) and Jim Dodding (Theatre) were co-chairs.
The varsity debate squad finished the 1995–1996 season ranked first in the
nation for the second year in a row. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Chris Cooper won
the American Debate Association (ADA) Varsity Championship, and first-year stu-
dents Nicole Runyan and Kristin Langwell defeated a team from the University of
Michigan to win the Novice
Nationals Tournament. It was
the first time Wake Forest had
won the ADA national varsity
or novice tournaments, even
though teams had made the
semi-finals, Coach Ross Smith
said. The path to the finals was
especially sweet for the young
women, who defeated a current
boyfriend and three ex-boy-
friends on teams along the way.
Later in the year, the fiftieth
annual National Debate Tour-
nament was held on campus,
Moravian Lovefeast crowd holds candles and sings “Joy to the World” at the end of the
evening’s service
George McGovern
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