MJC Speech and Debate Students are National Champions

MODESTO, CA 04/26/2020)—The Modesto Junior College Speech and Debate team competed in the first annual National Online Forensics Festival which took place April 25-26 in living rooms, laundry rooms, and hallway corners across the United States. Seven MJC students competed, including Alexis Gerardo, Eman Ghaith, Kevin Guzman, Clarice Perez, Katrinna Pyburn, Grant Tallent, and Derek Tristao. These students’ combined efforts earned the squad the Fourth Place sweepstakes award at the tournament. In Individual Events, Ghaith earned the Bronze award in Informative speaking, an event where students have 10 minutes to present a well-researched speech that seeks to help the audience…
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Modesto Junior College Speech & Debate Team Brings Home Trophies

(MODESTO, CA 9/23/19)—The Modesto Junior College Speech & Debate team ushered in the start of fall at the Golden Gate Opener tournament at San Francisco State University from September 20-22. Over three days, MJC students held their own against two-year and four-year institutions, including schools from Nevada and Oregon. At the end of the weekend, MJC students collected 7 awards. L to R: Lenzy Reyes, Alex Ciprian, Samuel Garcia, Eman Ghaith, Alexis Gerardo, Matthew Kingdon, Troy Preston The results from the tournament are as follows: In open Informative Speaking, first semester competitor Eman Ghaith—a novice competing against experienced competitors in…
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MJC Speech and Debate Students are National Champions

MJC Speech and Debate Students are National Champions (MODESTO, CA 04/15/2019)—The Modesto Junior College Speech and Debate team travelled to Reno, Nevada for Phi Rho Pi, the community college national championship tournament from April 8-13. Phi Rho Pi takes place every spring, with students traveling from across the United States to compete after a year’s worth of preparation. Four Modesto students qualified to compete in the national championships this year: Alexis Gerardo, Gavin Gould, Sarah Landeros, and Kendra McKinley. In Individual Events, McKinley earned the bronze award in Informative speaking, an event where students have 10 minutes to present a…
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