Northwest College forensics students and coaches ended the 2016-17 season with their share of more national recognition.
Seven NWC students competed April 10-15 at the Phi Rho Pi Community College National Tournament in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Overall, more than 400 students from 59 institutions nationwide competed in the event.
As a team, NWC earned bronze in Debate Sweepstakes for the Wheeler Division of mid-size schools.
“The team did very well,” NWC Forensics Coach Jeannie Hunt said. “When we lost a coach mid-season, it really took a toll on the amount of time we could provide for each student. That makes a difference going into nationals, but we were really pleased to have over half the students attending bringing home hardware.”
Clinton Cordova of Byron won a bronze in dramatic interpretation while Worland’s Isaabella Munoz earned a bronze for her performance in the program oral interpretation event.
Emily Myers of Worland added to the team’s bronze collection for her presentation in international public debate.
Powell’s Connor Hunt received the team’s top award with a gold medal in international public debate.
An NWC forensics coach also left their mark at the tournament. Jeannie Hunt received the Collie-Taylor Coach Fellowship Award. She was nominated by coaches throughout NWC’s region of competition, and was selected for the award by the Phi Rho Pi Awards Committee.
According to Hunt, three seasoned students as well as several talented newcomers are slated to comprise the team next fall.