The Northwest College Forensics Team placed second among community colleges and third overall at the Western States Communication Association Forensics Tournament in Salt Lake City February 17-19.
CJ Day of Star Valley and Julie Mendez of Greybull finished first in the parliamentary debate junior division. The parliamentary debate team of Worland’s Emily Myers and Harrison, Nebraska’s Taylor Rempp took fifth in the open division.
In the individual events, Rempp and Mendez placed first and sixth in junior persuasive speaking and first and seventh in junior prose, respectively.
Day went on to claim second in junior extemporary speaking, third in junior impromptu speaking and third in junior prose.
Nora Minch of Billings and her partner Isabella Munoz of Worland took fifth in duet.
In program oral interpretation, Munoz earned the top junior award as well as a first in the open division. Minch followed up with a second in program oral interpretation.
Munoz and Jarely Castro of Greybull respectively took the sixth and seventh places in prose and junior prose.
Vanessa Peterson of Hyattville was awarded the top spot in junior poetry. She also took second in junior persuasive speaking and fifth in the poetry open division.
Connor Hunt of Powell finished at the top in junior drama while Clinton Cordova of Byron took fifth in the drama open division. Hunt also took fourth in junior impromptu speaking.
The team will travel to the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence in Pueblo, Colorado March 19-20, before competing in national tournaments in late-March and April.