On Saturday October 21, 2023, the Skyline College Speech and Debate Team traveled to the University of Nevada Reno to compete in the “Biggest Little City Classic Tournament”. Students competed in IPDA debate and Impromptu Speaking. After competing in grueling 12+ hour day of competition, students placed in the following events:

•3rd place in Impromptu: Elian Fontanilla
•12th place in Impromptu: Carlo Cortez

Debate Top Speaker Awards
•7th: Cem Quinto
•11th: Elian Fontanilla
•12th: Carlo Cortez

Pictured from left to right: Carlo Cortez, Christian Reyes-Aguilar, Elian Fontanilla, Cem Quinto

Thank you to Professor Jessica Hurless for traveling with the team and helping coach, this trip would not have been as enjoyable without your support. The Team thanks you!

If you want to join the speech and debate team, please consider enrolling in COMM 172: Forensics. No previous skills or experience required to join; all are welcome! If you know someone who may be interested in joining the speech and debate team, please help spread the word! If you have any questions about joining the team, contact Director of Forensics, Lindsey Ayotte at ayottel@smccd.edu and (650)738-4276.

Article by: Lindsey Ayotte

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