TAKING IT TO THE BIG APPLE NWC’s first Model United Nations Team honed its skills at a Model UN Conference in New York City before returning home to dominate the Model UN Wyoming Conference. The inaugural team won over a third of the awards given at the Laramie competition, setting a high standard for future student ambassadors of NWC’s new International Studies program.
NEWS GATHERING AWARDS Staff of NWC’s student newspaper, the Northwest Trail, had four first-place winners at the regional Society of Professional Journalists conference, two of whom went on to win national first-place honors.
SPEAKING OF ATHLETICS
In only its second year of existence, NWC’s Men’s Soccer Team won the Region IX Tournament and finished 19th in the nation.
Northwest College’s Women’s Rodeo Team qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo for the first time in its history.
For the 18th consecutive year, NWC wrestlers finished in the top 10 colleges by earning seventh place at the 2012 NJCAA National Wrestling Tournament in late February. NJCAA Hall of Fame Coach Jim Zeigler’s team claimed five All-American titles.
DEBATING THE BEST NWC’s Forensics Team wrapped up the year in gold, silver and bronze at the National Phi Rho Pi Tournament in Chicago. The perennially ranked debate team won a silver award in debate sweepstakes, and individual event performers scored a gold, silver and bronze rainbow of national medals.
MAKING MUSIC The Studio Singers and Jazz Band ensembles Studio Singers and Jazz Band ensembles continued their tradition of excellence by again this year scoring superior ratings at the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival.