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Lewis & Clark’s Raine McDonagh (’20) and Mary Talamantez (’20) were named the top two individual speakers in the nation at the 2020 National Parliamentary Debate Association’s Championship Tournament.
Ally Knighton (’21) and Aaron Lutz (’22) made history in the Northwest Forensics Conference by tying for the Coaches Commemorative Award, granted to the student who performs the best across three designated regional championships throughout the season. Their win was the fifth consecutive CCA award from Lewis & Clark, which was also honored with the gold medal for overall team performance.
The Lewis & Clark speech and debate team garnered first place four-year school honors at the Golden Gate Opener, held September 20-22 at San Francisco State University. Competitors won three debate events and six individual events in earning top honors.
Ally Knighton is the National Forensic Association’s national champion in Informative Speaking and Aaron Lutz is the NFA national champion in Extemporaneous Speaking.
Lewis & Clark’s Ally Knighton and Brady Quick each earned 3rd place finishes at the National Speech Championship.
Mary Talamantez was named the 2nd place speaker in the nation and Kate McDonagh placed 5th, as the L&C parliamentary debate team made it to the semifinal round nationally.
Knighton named top forensics competitor in Pacific Northwest; L&C forensics wins gold for 4th straight yearLewis & Clark’s Ally Knighton was named the top forensics competitor in the Northwest Forensics Conference, as the entire team was honored with the gold medal for outstanding performance.
Lewis & Clark’s 2017-18 forensics season ended with a bang, as Jacob Wisda (’18) achieved the school’s first national speech finals appearance in two decades and Decker O’Donnell (’18) advanced four events to the national quarterfinals.
Joe Gantt, director of forensics at Lewis & Clark, spoke with The Oregonian/OregonLive about “the controversy surrounding Sinclair Broadcast Group, the Maryland-based company that owns more than 190 local TV stations around the country - including Portland’s ABC affiliate, KATU-TV.”
Jacob Wisda & the Lewis & Clark forensics team achieved historic firsts at the NFC awards ceremony held January 28 at Pacific University.
The Lewis & Clark forensics team swept the top two places in both speech and debate at the prestigious Mahaffey Memorial Tournament, held at Linfield College November 10-12, 2017.
The Lewis & Clark forensics team opened its 2017-18 season with standout performances in both speech and debate.
Lewis & Clark’s forensics team ended the 2016-17 season in historic fashion, finishing as a top ten school in both parliamentary debate and individual events at national championships.
For the second straight year, the forensics team at Lewis & Clark has been honored with the highest honor for forensics teams in the Northwest. L&C was awarded the “Gold Medal Program” at the final Northwest Forensics Conference tournament, held January 27-29 at Western Washington University.