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Albertson College Howlin' Yotes Claim Double Victory

2005. 10. 12.

CALDWELL (Idaho)- The Albertson College Speech and Debate Team made history by claiming a rare double victory at their Northwest Conference opener at Lewis and Clark College in Portland. The Howlin' Yotes took First Place in Debate in both the Novice division and the Junior Varsity division. The Yotes have never won two divisions at a single tournament.

First place in novice debate went to Senior Howard Chan of Hong Kong and First Year Sara 'Kiko' Miyasaki of Rexburg, Idaho. They defeated a team from Utah State University by promoting increased cooperation between the United States and China in the exploration of space.

First place in junior varsity debate was garnered by junior Kyle Kunkler of Tri-Cities, Washington and first year Sasha Innskeep of Boise. They defeated a team from Seattle University with a proposal to make South Africa a full member of the United Nations Security Council to better represent developing countries.

The Howlin' Yotes brought home many other awards from Portland as well. Junior Chester Anglin of Mt. Home and junior Jocelyn Michalak of Belgrade, Montana were third place in Junior Varsity Division. Junior John Davis of Mt. Home and senior Liz McDonough of Eagle were finalists in senior division debate. Kunkler, McDonough and junior Anna Harris of Boise won awards for their speaking ability in debate.

The Yotes also won five speech awards. Amanda Richey took second place in drama reading, John Clinton took fourth in drama reading, Jerica Mercado took second in prose reading, Sasha Innskeep took third in extemporaneous and Jamie Summerfield and Leon Samuels took third in duo reading.

There were thirty schools in attendance, including most of the major schools in the Northwest. Also joining the field were Rice University of Texas, Drury University of Missouri, University of California-Berkeley and the United States Air Force Academy.