Northwest fielded three teams at the National Parliamentary Debate Association National Championship Tournament. As a team, NWC placed 4th in community college sweepstakes for the tournament. This tournament is also where the season-long sweepstakes is awarded. This is the national ranking of all colleges and universities that compete in parli debate, based on placings at tournaments throughout the season. Northwest finished 3rd in the nation among community colleges and ranked 20th in the nation for all colleges and universities.
Individually, Taylor Rempp was named All-American. To be considered for an All-American award, individual students must have at least a 3.5 gpa at their home institution, provide proof of a successful debate career, and demonstrate service to the debate and home comminutes. Taylor was the only community college students to earn this award.