Howlin' Yotes finish eighth at nationals
2011. 04. 06.
The College of Idaho Speech and Debate team finished eighth out of 86 schools at the Pi Kappa Delta National Championship tournament, held March 27th at Mount Hood Community College in Portland, Ore. It is the sixth time in six attempts that the Howlin' Yotes have finished in the top ten at the signature event of the nation's oldest and largest honor society for speech and debate.
Kris Cruz, a junior from Jerome, led The College of Idaho with three gold medals. Cruz was crowned national champion in impromptu speaking and also won gold in panel discussion and editorial comment. He added a silver medal in open debate.
C of I freshman Scott Culpepper also won four medals, taking silver in broadcast journalism and editorial content and bronze in open debate and extemporaneous. Other award winners for the Howlin' Yotes included Irish exchange student Colum Miskelly, junior Skylar Hall, sophomores Nikki Ward, Dan Mallory and Karissa Tatom, and freshmen Alixx Arons, Danica Barnack, Carol Phillips, Tyler Guryan and Caia McCurdy.
Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state's oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including six Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another ten Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.