College of Western Idaho (CWI) Speech and Debate started the 2013-14 season with a strong showing at the College of Southern Idaho’s (CSI) Fran Tanner Invitational, Sept. 27-28. CWI was the top scoring two-year school and finished second overall, trailing only Boise State University.
Matt Mudd, who earned a first-place finish in Program Oral Interpretation as well as a gold award in Open IPDA Debate, led CWI in its winnings. Mudd was joined in his speech success by Brandy Music and Lauren Molloy, who teamed up for a second-place finish in Dramatic Duo, and Drew Lindgren, who placed third in Impromptu speaking. Music, Hawley Williams, Tony Rogers, and Justin Henry also received finalist awards in Prose, Poetry, Dramatic Interpretation, and Persuasive Speaking, respectively.
On the debate side, Molloy picked up her second individual honor with a gold award in Novice IPDA Debate. Luke Yeates and Jared Tippetts followed suite with silver awards, while Roger Johnston and Music received bronze honors.
Nine CWI students received speaker awards for their overall performance in debate. In the open category, Mudd, Lindgren, Codi Griffiths, and Joshua Garcia were recognized. In the novice category, Yeates, Tippetts, Music, Molloy, and Matt Brown were recognized. Yeates received the top speaker award in the division.
About the College of Western Idaho:
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 cwi.edu or call (208) 562-3000.