The Speech and Debate coaches, Jean Perry, Director of Forensics, and Ira Heffler, Head Forensics Coach, announced that the team’s performance at the tournament held at Azusa Pacific University on Oct. 16 exceeded expectations.
In what was the first major competition of the school year, Glendale broke into the elimination rounds in all four speech categories: platform speaking, oral interpretation, limited-preparation events and debate and won eight awards including:
Novice Informative: First Place – Ashley Givens
Novice After Dinner: Top Speaker – Francis Dournayan
Novice Prose Interpretation: Finalist – Karina Gutierrez
Novice Impromptu: Second Place – LauraJean Berger
Finalists – Francis Dournayan, Ashley Givens
Open Impromptu: Second Place – Robert Black
Third Place – Tara Keshishian
Lincoln-Douglas Debate: Second Place – Armond Aivazyan
Overall, Glendale placed fourth in the Community College sweepstakes.