In the Student Spotlight: Jan. 25, 2019

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  • Helen Eifert, doctoral student of physics and astronomy, made the United States U24 National Team for Ultimate Frisbee. Tryouts were extended to 200 athletes with only 74 named to the national teams. Eifert will compete at the World U24 Ultimate Championships in Heidelberg, Germany, this summer.
  • Zahal Turkmani, an undergraduate student in the College of Education, authored an article that will published in the international journal Childhood Explorer. The subject of the article, Life in Afghanistan for a Teacher and her Students, is Turkmani’s sister.
  • Undergraduate students Alondra Bobadilla, Cameron Baird, Elliot Dominguez, Konner Morris, Madeline Ramirez and Anthony Violissi represented the NAU Speech and Debate Team at the Great Salt Lake Invitational at the University of Utah. They competed against 39 colleges and universities and won a number of rounds throughout the weekend. Awards in individual events went to:
    • Dominguez: third place in extemporaneous speaking, presenting standpoint presentations on contemporary political events
    • Violissi: second place in communication analysis, discussing the Stonewall Queer Ghost Hunters from Columbus, Ohio; third place in dramatic interpretation, performing a dramatic piece on the rise of hate crimes in the U.S.


Tallie Valverde