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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.
Highlighted by Jacob Wisda’s second consecutive win of a prestigious Northwest award, Lewis & Clark’s forensics team ended the fall semester with historic performances at the Linfield College tournament held November 18-20.
Lewis & Clark’s Jacob Wisda won the 2015-16 Coaches’ Commemorative Award, recognizing him as the top overall student in the Northwest Forensics Conference. The Lewis & Clark program was honored with the Gold Medal Program award for yearlong success in speech and debate.
The Lewis & Clark forensics team unequivocally condemns threats made against Black students in the LC community.
The Lewis & Clark debate squad is ranked first in the nation according to rankings released by the National Parliamentary Debate Association.
Lewis & Clark’s forensics team started off the year in style with strong performances at tournaments held at William Jewell College, San Francisco State University and Mount Hood Community College. Team member Jacob Wisda was named the top individual speaker at SFSU out of over 300 competitors.
2015 has gotten off to a fast start for Lewis & Clark forensics, as both the debate and individual events teams have had significant successes to open the spring semester.
Fifty-six of the nation’s best parliamentary debate teams arrived in Flagstaff, Arizona, for the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence (NPTE), but only one team left as national champions—Lewis & Clark’s McKay Campbell ’14 and Emily Halter ’14.