LCC Speech & Debate wins OSU Tournament
February 17, 2022
The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team won the 2-year college division and finished fourth among all colleges and universities at the Earl Wells Virtual Speakeasy tournament, hosted by Oregon State University. This LCC squad placed ahead of regional rivals Oregon State and Mount Hood Community College, as well as strong national programs including University of North Texas and Middle Tennessee State University.
This result was a true team effort, with all five participating LCC students experiencing individual success.
Next up for LCC Speech and Debate is the Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics Association (PSCFA) Spring Championships, hosted by Mt. San Antonio College. This tournament will be a valuable opportunity to see how the Fighting Smelt stack up against top community colleges in other regions in the lead up to Phi Rho Pi Nationals.