The Saddleback College Speech and Debate Team competed at the Griffin Invitational in San Diego on Saturday, November 10th and Sunday, November 11th. Co-Team Director Heidi Ochoa stated, “The Saddleback individual events squad is becoming an unstoppable winning force in the region. We took one-third of our squad and managed to win first place in three categories. The coaching staff is also incredibly pleased with the leadership many of our competitors are demonstrating. Our second-year students are providing the younger generation with strong examples---and our younger generation is absorbing it." Co-Director, Larry Radden, "I think we had an amazing showing with less than half the team there! I want to highlight the stellar competition that the students partook in. I'm looking forward to The Fall Championship Tournament!" Debate Coach, Steve Robertson: “We had a good showing from our newer debaters over the weekend. They learned a lot, held their own against strong competition, and are looking forward to fall championships.”
1st Place Open After Dinner Speaking: Olivia Noceda
4th Place Open Dramatic Interpretation: Olivia Noceda
4th Place Open Poetry: Carolina Beyer-Flores
1st Place Novice Program Oral Interpretation: CeCe Melody
1st Place Open Communication Analysis: Brooke Howell
3rd Place Open Communication Analysis: Madison Dixson
Finalist Novice Extemporaneous: Eric Post
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 www.saddleback.edu and for Fine Arts information, please visit www.saddleback.edu/arts.