Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Saddleback Speech & Debate Teams Make News

Posted by CotoBlogzz  

Mission Viejo, CA – Results of debate only competition, titled Free For Me LD Tournament, at Irvine Valley CoFriday, October 21, 2011:

Novice NFA-LD
Michelle Hardy, Bronze Medal

Novice Parli-LD
Michael Cicerone, Bronze Medal
Mark Claramunt, Silver Medal

Open Parli-LD
Matthew Porter, Gold Medal

On October 22 and 23, 2011, the rest of the Forensics Team competed in the Watson-Lancer Tournament at Pasadena City College with following results:

Novice Prose Interpretation
Austin Payne, 2nd Place
Madison Dixson, Finalist

Open Prose Interpretation
Chelsea Martin, Finalist

Open Communication Analysis
Andrew Ronquillo, 1st Place

Novice Programmed Oral Interpretation
Austin Payne, Finalist
Brooke Howell, 5th Place

Novice Informative Speaking
Madison Dixson, Finalist

Novice Persuasive Speaking
Michelle Hardy, Finalist

Novice Parliamentary Debate
Michael Cicerone & Andrew Ronquillo, Bronze Medal

Overall Parliamentary Debate Speaker
Andrew Ronquillo, 1st Place
Michael Cicerone, 6th Place
The Saddleback Forensics Team started in the 1970s and prides itself on offering students the ability to create innovative arguments for future writing and speaking engagements to strengthen their critical thinking skills, and to better communicate with others.

Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please visit and for Fine Arts information, please visit  

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