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.
In Community College Division
Overall Sweepstakes National Champions
Ranked against all schools (two- and four-year)
5th place speech sweepstakes
2nd Place— Bryce Funkhauser
3rd Place— Alex Watt
4th Place— Sarah Darby
4th Place— Zac Maggard
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
1st Place Novice—Logan Worthley
Novice Quarterfinalist— Tala Davis
Junior Octofinalist— Junior Octofinalist
7th overall junior speaker— Zac Maggard