EWC’s speech and debate team has marked significant success over the past five years – reaching elimination rounds at two national tournaments and having its members compete nationally in Skills USA.
Those marks, however, signify the beginning stages of a program, which is approaching a new phase of intercollegiate competition, offering more events, more outreach opportunities, and greater integration with four year institutions, helping students develop their abilities to think critically, research responsibly, and analyze deeply.
The EWC program competes in the following debate formats: National Parliamentary Debate Association (NPDA), International Public Debate Association (IPDA), and National Forensics Association (NFA) Lincoln-Douglas (LD). Also, we are a member of the Black Hills Debating Union, an honorary society of invited colleges that promote and practice public debate and discourse.
Additionally, the team is committed to competition in individual events, including all 11 AFA events of prose, poetry, dramatic interpretation, duo interpretation, extemporaneous speaking, impromptu speaking, persuasive and informative speaking, as well as program of oral interpretation, communication analysis, and after-dinner speaking.
There is no expectation of experience. If you have the desire to compete against the best colleges in the region and across the United States, to test your cognitive abilities (and, at times, your stamina), and to represent the college in constant pursuit of excellence, both regionally and nationally, we invite you to contact Jeremy Christensen, the Director of Forensics, at Jeremy.Christensen@ewc.wy.edu or via telephone at (307) 532-8367.
Scholarship opportunities are available. To learn more either contact Mr. Christensen directly or apply to Eastern Wyoming College. For other information, please see our FAQ page.