Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Saddleback College Speech and Debate Team makes its presence felt in PSCFA Fall Championships

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA--The Saddleback Speech and Debate Team finished 7th overall amongst community colleges and competed against over 40 different colleges and universities at Cal State University Long Beach on the weekend of December 6th-8th.

Among the schools competing were Eastern Michigan University, Rice, and Point Loma. Incredibly, the schools that finished ahead of Saddleback had more than 50-60 additional students to Saddleback’s 23, yet Saddleback still managed to place in the top 7 for the second year in a row.

Melissa Armstrong, Alex Sherwood, Scott Lankford at a recent tournament

The results are: 
Dennis Meador
4th Place Open Programmed Oral Interpretation
2nd Place Open After Dinner Speaking

Bailey Prince
Gold Medal Novice Debate
3rd Place Junior Impromptu Speaking

Sina Riahi
Finalist Novice Informative

Carley Lassalette
Finalist Novice Informative

Tyler Kline
Gold Medal Novice Debate
Finalist Junior Impromptu Speaking

Patrick Leahy
4th Novice Impromptu

Danny Roy
2nd Place Novice Programmed Oral Interpretation

Kelly Wobst
Finalist Novice Programmed Oral Interpretation

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. On the forensics team, students write, rehearse, and perform at 6-7 tournaments against students from Universities and Community Colleges to qualify for the national tournament. The students representing Saddleback at the national tournament have placed above several competitors representing institutions throughout the year, including: Concordia University, Point Loma, California State University, Los Angeles, California State University, Long Beach, and UCLA.
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 www.saddleback.edu and for Fine Arts information, please visit www.saddleback.edu/arts.

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