CWI Speech and Debate Eyes Fourth Consecutive National Title

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 3:00pm

College of Western Idaho (CWI) Speech and Debate will look to continue its incredible run of success, next week, with a trip to Indianapolis, Ind. to vie for the College’s fourth-consecutive national championship. CWI is set to compete in the Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament, March 21-23, which will feature 80 colleges and universities from around the country.

CWI is sending 12 students to represent the College with hopes of adding to its unbelievable run of first-place finishes in the Community College Division in 2011, 2012, and 2013. CWI is following up another top showing at nationals in 2013, which included a fourth-place overall finish out of 89 colleges and universities. The title was powered by 17 gold and silver finishes in individual competitions.   

“Our students are very excited to see if all their hard work will translate into another national championship,” says Director of Speech and Debate, Johnny Rowing. “The competition continues to get better, so we know it won’t be easy. But we do believe our 12 competitors are among the best in the nation. If we keep our focus on us, being the best we can be, the awards will come as a result.”