The NWC Forensics Team started the season strong at the Colorado College Swing, competing in the James “Al” Johnson Memorial tournament Sept. 22-23 and the Al Johnson Swing Sept. 24.
The nine students finished in first place among community colleges and placed sixth overall in a field of 22 colleges and universities.
“This weekend was a good opening tournament,” said Bob Becker, NWC assistant professor of speech communications and forensics coach. “Everyone received positive feedback on their events, and we are excited for the next tournament.”
This year’s team consists of three returning students and six new students, according to Jeannie Hunt, assistant professor of speech communications and director of forensics.
In novice parliamentary debate, Jared Lange of Rock Springs, Wyoming, was named 10th overall speaker, and Emily Whitworth of Brattleboro, Vermont, took eighth.
Additionally, in individual events, Worland’s Isaabella Munoz placed seventh in program oral interpretation at the Al Johnson Memorial and fifth place at the Al Johnson Swing, while Whitworth took seventh in informative speaking at the Al Johnson Memorial.
Hunt also noted that it’s very early in the season, and the upcoming tournaments will reveal more about the team’s strengths.
The next tournament takes place Oct. 13-15 at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. For the full schedule, visit https://nwc.edu/sites/forensics and click the “Schedule & Results” link.