POWELL, Wyoming — The Northwest College Forensics Team placed first among community colleges and second overall at the Pioneer Trails Swing Tournament hosted earlier this month at Casper College.
The parliamentary debate team of Josey Nickles and Bianca Larsen, both of Powell, finished fourth in the open division; Taylor Moles of Paris, Texas, and Sage Whicker of Lovell took fifth.
In the International Public Debate Association category, Nickles and Moles were joined by Clinton Cordova of Byron and Meghan Patton of Rock Springs in a tie for fifth place.
Clinton took second overall in individual sweepstakes by finishing first in drama and after-dinner speaking and second in duet.
Emily Myers of Worland finished first in duet and fourth in communication analysis. Her duet partner, Nora Minch of Billings, Montana, shared the first in duet and added a third in prose and fifth in drama.
Patton claimed second in duet, and thirds in poetry and drama. Nickles took second in prose and third in program oral interpretation. Moles added a second in communication analysis and third in after-dinner speaking. Zoey Lentz of Powell finished sixth in prose.
The team closes regular season competition in San Diego at the Western States Communication Association Forensics Tournament before heading to national tournaments in mid-March and April.