Northwest College Forensics claimed its place as top community college in the Western States Communication Association Tournament at Santa Clara University in California.
The team took second overall behind the University of Utah, and every NWC student who competed placed in at least one event.
Debate results presented positive outcomes with Dominic Damiano of Worland earning second place in speaking awards in junior parliamentary debate, while Taylor Rempp of Harrison, Nebraska, claimed third. Also in junior parliamentary debate speaker awards, Trysa Flood of Lovell took sixth, and Jared Lange of Rock Springs placed ninth. Three debate teams, Damiano and Flood, Rempp and CJ Day of Star Valley and Lange and Isaabella Munoz of Worland completed the tournament by closing out finals, resulting in a three-way tie for first place in junior parliamentary debate.
In individual events, Dalen Brazelton of Worland claimed fourth in program oral interpretation, sixth in junior impromptu speaking and third in prose. Day earned top junior in both junior extemporaneous speaking and junior persuasion.
Munoz left her mark in the individual events category as well, taking second in program oral interpretation, third in poetry, fifth in prose and first in duet with Damiano.
In addition, Damiano took fifth in program oral interpretation, second in drama and first in duet with Munoz. Flood placed sixth in program oral interpretation and second in duet with Rempp, while Lange took fifth place in after dinner speaking, fifth in informative speaking and third in junior impromptu speaking.
Other NWC place winners included Jacinta Schneider, from Powell, who took sixth in informative speaking, while Rempp earned fourth in informative speaking and second in duet with Flood.
This tournament concluded the regular season for the team, and they will soon begin preparing for upcoming national events.
To learn more about Forensics at NWC, visit https://nwc.edu/forensics/.