LCC Speech and Debate earns prestigious awards


April 14, 2022

Competing at their first in-person tournament in more than two years, the Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech and Debate Team earned several awards and other honors at Phi Rho Pi Nationals in St. Charles, MO. Phi Rho Pi is the national forensic association representing two-year colleges. Its weeklong national tournament is considered the premier end of season speech and debate competition for community college students.

In team sweepstakes, Lower Columbia College finished Silver in debate and Bronze overall in the Hindman Division.

Coach and LCC Communication Studies faculty member Alex Brehm was honored with the Collie-Taylor Fellowship Award which is given to the coach who best exemplifies the finest qualities of a Phi Rho Pi educator.

This tournament concludes the 2021-2022 speech and debate season for the Fighting Smelt.


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