Forensics Team Wins
12 Awards at Speech Tournament


Forensics Team Wins 12 Awards at Speech Tournament

Congratulations to Mt. SAC’s Forensics Team, which captured third place in the overall sweepstakes and brought home 12 awards from the Sunset Cliffs Classic Speech and Debate Tournament, held Feb. 7-9 at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. 

Competing against 44 colleges and universities, Mt. SAC students won a total of 12 awards, including two first-place awards by Tabitha Plunkett and Naseem Akramian. Mt. SAC’s Matthew Schaupp was recognized as the top community college speaker at the tournament, and Professor Danny Cantrell was recognized with the Quintilian Service Award for his contribution to coaching, judging, and speech tournament administration. 

This spring, the team is looking forward to competing at the state community college championship, the national championship in Denver, and an international tournament in Paris, France as well as a tournament in China later this year. 

In addition to Cantrell, the team is coached by Communication Professors Jeff Archibald and Roger Willis.