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Fighting Smelt Prevail!

Posted on 29th April 2013 at 15:47

LCC’s Fighting Smelt Forensics team once again performed well in a major competition, placing second at last weekend’s Northwest Community College Championship. Teams from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana took part in the tournament; the Fighting Smelt had outstanding performances in both debate and individual speaking events. Lower Columbia College collected more points than all other teams in the debate events; in the parliamentary two-person event, LCC walked away with three of the four top spots. Sophomore Dessa Cole and freshman Tanner Willey received gold honors, with Wiley also recognized as the 4th-best speaker overall in the event. Sophomore J. Grant Wylie and freshman Jessie Quick also received gold honors, defeating a Clark College team 3-0 in their final round. Wylie was named as 5th-best speaker in this debate event. King Zeh-Rahk and Jessica Clark placed third in this event. J. Wylie and Quick also took part in the Lincoln-Douglas Debate, with Quick landing silver honors, while Wylie got bronze honors. J. Wylie was also presented with the award as the top public debate speaker in the tournament. LCC also took home ten awards in the individual speaking events. Director of Forensics Mike Dugaw says that this was a “perfect way to end the season.”