Northwest College

Western States' Communication Association Tournament

Feb 17 – Feb 19, 2023
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM  
Phoenix, AZ

NWC Forensics participated in the Western States’ Communication Association tournament, hosted at Arizona State University. Seven students, in addition to Jessica Jatkowski and Bob Becker attended. 

  • Madi Tagirova
  • Polina Chernova
  • Maks Myradov
  • Kadriya Gaynutdinova
  • Seid Orazgulyyev
  • Bailee Foster

The team placed first in Community College sweepstakes, with a number of individuals winning awards.

In debate, 

  • Polina Chernova advanced to elimination rounds in Public Debate, defeated a competitor from the University of Texas-El Paso in the Semifinal round, and losing to a student from Grand Canyon University in the final round of Junior Public Debate.

IN individual events, 

  • Madi Tagirova placed first in Junior Informative Speaking and third in Junior Prose Interpretation.
  • Polina Chernova placed first in Junior Prose, and fourth in Open Drama Interpretation.
  • Seid Orazgulyyev placed first in Junior Impromptu, with Madi Tagirova placing 3rd in that event. 
  • Kadriya Gaynutdinova placed third in Persuasive Speaking and was the top Junior competitor.