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SPEECH & DEBATE (FORENSICS) TEAM

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What is a Speech & Debate (Forensics) Team?

As a nationally recognized team in Individual Event Speaking, Lincoln Douglas Debate, Parliamentary Debate, and Reader’s Theater. We are a group of students who want to learn how to communicate all of the ideas and opinions running around in our heads. We are friends who travel together, meeting other college students from around the nation.

No matter what level of learning we began​n with, we learn how to have more confidence by being a part of this team. Even if we have very busy lives, we can set our own commitment levels and find a place on a nationally recognized speech, debate, and theater team. We are people learning skills to be better speakers at school, at work, and in all aspects of our lives. We come from all ages and all backgrounds to compete for SCC! #GoHawks!

2021-2022 Awards

  • California State Championship (CCCFA)
    • 2nd place college sweepstakes
    • Gold medal in Poetry - Lizeth Martinez
    • Gold medal in Program Oral Interpretation - Gillian Palacios
    • Silver medal in Program Oral Interpretation - Lizeth Martinez
    • Bronze medal in Poetry - Guadalupe Guzman
    • Bronze medal in Prose - Gillian Palacios
  • National Online Forneisics Championship (NOF)
    • Gold in Oral Program Interpretation - Lizeth Martinez
    • Silver in Program Oral Interpretation - Gillian Palacios
    • Bronze in Poetry - Lizeth Martinez
  • International Championship (IFA)
    • 2nd place college sweepstakes
    • 1st place in Poetry - Lizeth Martinez
    • 1st place in Prose - Gillian Palacios
  • U.S National Championship (Phi Rho PI)
    • 1st place college Inidivual Events sweepstakes, Hindman division
    • 3rd place (Silver) college overall sweepstakes, Hindman division
    • Gold in Program Oral Interpretation - Lizeth Martinez
    • Gold in Prose, Bronze in Program Oral Interp - Gillian Palacios
    • Bronze in IPDA debate - Samantha Quezada

Join the team!

  • Email coach Ralph at: Castellanos_Ralph@sccollege.edu or visit D-129 on Fridays from 10 am - 1:15 pm.
  • Enroll in COMM 130: Forensics Team to join! 
  • All SCC students may enroll in the course to join the team.