Sunday, March 02, 2014

Saddleback Speech and Debate Team has success in Tabor-Venitsky Cerritos Invitational

By CotoBlogzz

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA-- The Saddleback Speech and Debate team participated in  the Tabor-Venitsky Cerritos Invitational on February 14th-16th at Cerritos College with excellent results, where over 37 community colleges were represented.

This tournament traditionally provides a competitive preview of the PSCFA Spring Championships, CCCFA State Championship, as well as Phi Rho Pi. 

The results are: 
1st Place Open Duo Interpretation: Dennis Meador and Scott Lankford 
2nd Place Open Programmed Oral Interpretation: Dennis Meador 
4th Place Open Speech to Entertain: Dennis Meador
1st Place Open Impromptu: Bailey Prince 
Finalist Novice Drama: Patrick Leahy 
2nd Place Novice Poetry: Alex Sherwoode 

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 and for Fine Arts information, please visit

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