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Hartnell Speech Team Earns Multiple Awards

November 14th, 2013

SALINAS, Calif. - The newly formed Hartnell Speech Team received multiple awards on November 4, 2013 at the Mustang Invitational Tournament held on the campus of Sacramento City College. The tournament included 24 schools, both two-year and four-year programs from Arizona, California, Oregon and Utah. The team took five awards home!

"It was exciting to see the team's potential," said Jason Hough, professor in Communications at Hartnell and the team's coach. "The team is a group of hardworking, dedicated students that have fallen in love with competitive forensics, and I am thrilled to be the coach!"

The team worked hard to perfect presentations in a multitude of categories. Professor Hough made arrangements to drive them to Sacramento saying it was worth the effort. These are the winners and categories:

  • Andrea Cervantes, First Place, Dramatic Interpretation
  • Andres Aranda, First Place, Poetry Interpretation
  • Karina Neeley, Third Place, Oral Interpretation
  • Marc Dover, Fifth Place, Oral Interpretation
  • Ariana Valencia, Fifth Place, Poetry Interpretation

    Other teammates and participants include, Julia Felice, Maria Hernandez, Daniel Ibarra, Angelica Jubane, Richelle Mendez, Miguel Padilla, and Alyssa Rendon.

    "We will be forever grateful for the marvelous opportunity he has provided for our daughter as well as all of the Hartnell students lucky enough to have him as their instructor," wrote Chuck & Maureen Felice to President Willard Lewallen, Ph.D. in an email on Julia Felice's experience.

    Hartnell Community College District

    The Hartnell CCD serves over 15,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit www.hartnell.edu.