Speech and Debate Wins Tournament

Isiah Reyes

Glendale College’s speech and debate team returned home from the California State Tournament with one gold medal, two silver medals and four bronze medals in hand.

The tournament was held on March 17 to 21 at the Fresno Radisson Hotel. Team member Tara Keshishian won gold for impromptu speaking and bronze for the Lincoln-Douglas Parliamentary Debate. She also won bronze with teammate Ashley Givens in Team Parliamentary Debate.

“This is a rebuilding year for us and we don’t have a lot of veterans, so I think they did extremely well for such a new batch of students,” Language Arts Division Chair Jean Perry said.

Sally Morgan, president of the GCC speech team, won silver in persuasive speaking and Nicole Guice won silver for impromptu speaking.

David Szabo and Jennifer Propper both won bronze in the Lincoln-Douglas Parliamentary Debate.

Their next league tournament will be on April 24 to 25 at Cerritos College.