News Blog C of I Student Represents Idaho at College Debate ’16
College of Idaho Speech and Debate Director Kyle Cheesewright asked his Howlin’ Yotes debate team if anyone wanted to represent the C of I at College Debate ’16. During the September event, students from around the country gathered at Dominican University in California to “empower young voters to identify issues and engage peers in the presidential election.”
“I was like, ‘Sure, I’ll do it,’” said C of I senior Frank Gigray. “And then Kyle told me my plane left in a week.”
Gigray joined peers from 150 institutions—representing every state and the District of Columbia—to focus on using social networking to get millennials involved and excited about politics. They also brainstormed questions that hopefully would be asked during the presidential debates, through targeting moderators and news agencies on social media. And Gigray stood tall as the only representative of the Gem State.