CWI Speech and Debate Excels at Steve Hunt Classic

Published: October 16, 2013

College of Western Idaho (CWI) Speech and Debate continued an impressive start to the 2013-14 season with a strong showing at the Steve Hunt Classic, Oct. 11-13. The tournament, hosted by Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore., featured 46 schools from 13 states. As a team CWI managed top honors among two year schools, as well as a sixth-place finish overall.

In individual speech events, CWI students placed fourth overall. Luke Yeates led the way with a first place finish in Junior Impromptu speaking while also receiving a finalist award in Novice Extemporaneous speaking. He was joined in individual speech honors by Lisa Webb, who placed third in Novice Persuasive speaking, and Justin Henry, who placed third in Novice Informative speaking. CWI’s speech success was capped by co-captain Brandy Music receiving a finalist award in Senior Dramatic Interpretation and Senior Dramatic Duo with her partner, Lauren Molloy, who also received a finalist award in Novice Impromptu speaking.

CWI would see its success continue in debate competition, with Codi Griffiths breaking into final elimination rounds in Open IPDA debate. Additionally, four CWI students received speaker awards for their overall performance during rounds. Griffiths and co-captain Matt Mudd received awards in Senior IPDA debate, while Music received an award in Novice NPDA debate, and Matt Brown received an award in Novice IPDA debate.

Jennifer Couch
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The College of Western Idaho is a public, open-access, and comprehensive community college committed to providing affordable access to quality teaching and learning opportunities to the residents of its service area in western Idaho. CWI has seven campus locations throughout Southwest Idaho providing higher education and 21st Century technical skills acquisition. The college is dedicated to improving the community’s economic well-being by responding with highly-educated and productive graduates. The foundation for the area’s only community college was created by a supermajority of voters in Ada and Canyon counties on May 22, 2007. For more information about the college, visit or call (208) 562-3000.


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