LCC Speech & Debate opens conference season
October 21, 2021
The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team began the Northwest Forensics Conference (NFC) season with the Steve Hunt Classic tournament, hosted by Lewis & Clark and Whitman Colleges. The Smelt participated in this virtual tournament from their campus in Longview. The team came out of the gate strong and emerged with a convincing result to start the year.
Sixty-nine colleges and universities from 26 different states participated in speech and debate events at this year’s Steve Hunt Classic. Participating schools included regional rivals Boise State, Whitworth, and Linfield, as well as less familiar national programs Penn State, UC-Berkeley, and Georgia Tech. Lower Columbia College finished second in two-year college team sweepstakes out of a field of 11 community colleges.