Somerset Grant
Somerset Grant

San Francisco’s collegiate forensics programs unite each semester to offer a bi-annual intramural tournament that affords CCSF, SFSU, Skyline College, and USF students an opportunity to practice and apply methods and skills studied in courses such as public speaking, oral interpretation of literature, persuasion and debate.

On Wednesday December 1, Skyline College students competed in this bi-annual intramural speech and debate tournament. Illeana Guillen (Journalism), Somerset Grant (Art History), and Zachary Swit (Communication Studies) competed in the last tournament of the semester on behalf of Skyline College. One student placed in finals; Somerset Grant received Bronze in Impromptu Speaking!

Many students on our team do not call Skyline College their “home” campus; we serve students from all three colleges in the district. Somerset Grant is currently a Middle College student at Cañada College and we are so proud to have her win on behalf of Skyline College!

The Spring 2022 Intramural will be taking place at the end of April. All students enrolled in a public speaking and/or debate class are welcome to compete. If you are interested in competing, please reach out to Skyline College’s Director of Forensics, Lindsey Ayotte ( We encourage any and all interested students to register and participate in bi-annual intramural tournaments!

Article by Lindsey Ayotte

Photo by Somerset Grant

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