Speech and Debate Starts Strong for 2018-19

2018-19 Speech and Debate Team
October 19, 2018

The College of Western Idaho (CWI) Speech and Debate team started their 2018-19 season among community colleges at the Steve Hunt Classic Oct. 12-14.

The tournament, held at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, designated for the Northwest Forensics Conference (NFC). The Steve Hunt Classic is one of the largest tournaments offered in the northwest. Sixteen CWI students competed at the tournament, bringing home a total of 14 individual awards and two team awards. 

Competing in her first tournament, Logan Worthley, won the entire novice IPDA debate division.

The team now prepares to compete at the second NFC designated tournament, Linfield College's Mahaffey Memorial in McMinnville, Oregon, Nov. 16-18.

Team Results

In Community College Division
Overall Sweepstakes National Champions

Ranked against all schools (two- and four-year)
5th place speech sweepstakes

Speech Awards

Communication Analysis
2nd Place— Bryce Funkhauser

Junior Impromptu
3rd Place— Alex Watt
4th Place— Sarah Darby

Novice Prose
4th Place— Zac Maggard

Novice Impromptu
5th Place— Tyler Grandy

Open Dramatic Interpretation
6th Place—Tyler Grandy

Junior Extemporaneous Speaking
6th Place—Tim Cornell

Novice Informative and Persuasive Speaking
6th Place— Josh Young

Top Novice in Program Oral Interpretation
Chance Andrade

IPDA Debate

1st Place Novice—Logan Worthley
Novice Quarterfinalist— Tala Davis
Junior Octofinalist— Junior Octofinalist
7th overall junior speaker— Zac Maggard