NWFSC Forensics Speech and Debate Team Triumphs at FCSAA State Championship


NWFSC Forensics Speech and Debate Team Triumphs at FCSAA State Championship

NICEVILLE, Fla. – On February 9th and 10th, 2024, the Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) Forensics Speech and Debate Team triumphed, demonstrating exceptional skills at the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) State Championship. Held virtually, students from 28 schools within the Florida College System competed.

The NWFSC team placed in eleven competitions, with four students winning individual honors. Among them, Aleksandria Herr received the Shira Brownstein Award, which commemorates Tallahassee Community College forensics team member Shira Brownstein, who lost her battle with scleroderma in 2011. The award is bestowed upon the student who best exemplifies the spirit of fellowship, generosity, humility, and service to the forensics community.


1st – Lola Sennett – State Champion

4th – Mason Taylor 


1st – Isaiah Taylor – State Champion

2nd – Aleksandria Herr


5th – Mason Porter


2nd – Isaiah Taylor


2nd Speaker Points – Aleksandria Herr

2nd – Aleksandria Herr

Debate Sweepstakes

3rd place

Individual Events Sweepstakes

2nd place

Overall Sweepstakes

2nd place

“I am proud of the NWFSC Forensics Speech and Debate Team’s remarkable achievements at the FCSAA State Championship,” expressed Dr. Devin Stephenson, President of Northwest Florida State College. “Special recognition goes to Aleksandria Herr for embodying the values of the Shira Brownstein Award. Congratulations to the entire team for their distinguished performance and for upholding NWFSC’s academic and ethical principles.”

The Florida College System Activities Association, Incorporated (FCSAA), is a statewide non-profit corporation that regulates, coordinates, and promotes intercollegiate activities in Athletics, Brain Bowl, Forensics, Model United Nations, Music, Student Government, Student Publications, and Theatre. Membership in the FCSAA is open to the 28 colleges in the Florida College System.

Northwest Florida State College stands as the foremost educational institution in the region, with two campuses, five education centers, and a range of online and dual enrollment options.  NWFSC’s mission is to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s success, guided by a vision to transform lives through exemplary, relevant programs and educational experiences that meet the workforce demands of our ever-changing economy.

For more information about Northwest Florida State College, visit www.nwfsc.edu or contact the Office of Strategic Communications at [email protected].

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