Eddie Weaver and Kelly Reed

Eddie Weaver and Kelly Reed

University of Arkansas at Monticello debate students Robert “Eddie” Weaver of DeWitt and Kelly Reed of Bella Vista were among the top competitors at last week’s LSU Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Classic debate tournament.

Reed, a senior political science and communications double major, was named the tournament’s first place speaker in competition with top debate students  from 32 colleges and universities throughout the south and southwest.

Weaver, a sophomore mathematics major, teamed with Reed to place second in the team International Public Debate Association competition