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CSUSB Students Win Multiple Medals in Debate Competition

From December 1-3, the Forensics team traveled to Longview, WA to compete in the Smelt Classic Tournament. CSUSB entered 14 members into the tournament in IEs and NPDA debate and came home with 3 medals. Says Professor Amy Wassing, Faculty Advisor to the team, 'I am very proud of their performance; we had a great time, met some new people, and even got to check out the local culture and food in Portland.' Students competed against nine other colleges- Lewis & Clark University (Portland, OR), Oregon State University, Pacific University, Western Washington University, University of Oregon, Linfield College, Mt Hood College, Bellevue College, and Lower Columbia College.


Dramatic Interpretation

  • Krystal Erickson- 3rd place
  • Tabitha Kessler
  • Zahnely Baca- won 2nd place and top novice speaker
  • Alba Luviano

ADS/STE (After Dinner Speaking/Speech to Entertain)

  • Theresa Salas- awarded top junior speaker
  • Dorian Butler- won 3rd place 
  • Maria de Lourdes Campos

Impromptu Speaking

  • Felipe Montano Jr

NPDA Debate

  • Natalie Gayoso & Amanda McFarland
  • Josefina Valdivia & Tejwant Brar
  • Elizabeth Vargas & Dalal Museitef
  • Maria de Lourdes Campos & Felipe Montano Jr.