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Albertson Debaters Win Fourth Northwest Conference Championship

2003. 02. 12.

CALDWELL, ID- The Albertson College debate team out-debated the University of Washington, Oregon State University, Northwest Nazarene University, Seattle University, University of Montana and others to win its fourth straight Northwest Conference Division II Championship last weekend at Western Washington University in Bellingham.

The Northwest Forensics Conference Division II includes schools that attend fewer than eight tournaments annually. The Albertson team is coached by Mack Sermon.

A highlight of the competition came when novice debate teams Chester Anglin, Mountain Home, and Pamela Lassiter-Stacy, Burley, and Araceli Gomez, Payette, and Annie Pierce, Saint Maries, defeated teams from Boise State University and Carroll College respectively in the semifinals to claim a first place tie.

The championship concluded the team's 2002-2003 regular season, but the team has qualified to compete at the National Parliamentary Debate Association (NPDA) Championship Tournament at Portland State University in March.

For more information, contact Sermon at 459-5368.