P O W E L L, W y o. - Northwest College qualified an unprecedented team of 10 individuals for the American Forensics Association's 2005 National Individual Events Tournament (NIET). Local audiences will have an opportunity to hear their qualifying presentations at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in Room 70 of the Fagerberg Building.
Because the NIET is open only to the best of the best in collegiate forensics, most qualifiers are junior- or senior- level students. For this reason, a NIET qualification is one of the most prestigious recognitions a forensics student can earn at a two-year college. NWC's students who made the cut this year are Nolan Goubeaux of Cody, Bryce Cornatzer of Lovell, Doni Chouinard, Zack Eckerdt and Danyon Satterlee of Powell; Lilli Schoer of Billings, Mont.; ReAnna Kero of Luther, Mont.; Pam Garman and Tiffani Kennedy of Townsend, Mont.; and Loni Sallee of Algoma, Wis.
The evening's performances include a persuasive speech on why doctors should not wear ties, an informative speech on synthesia and an informative speech on male breast reduction surgery. The program also features a duet interpretation on current male/female roles, poetry on the counter culture of the new millennium and a prose interpretation about a boy who is given a lobotomy.
Only eight of the 10 qualifiers will perform Wednesday night because Goubeaux and Kero will both be in Philadelphia for the Phi Theta Kappa Convention (a national honor society for two-year college students).
Admission is free.