Hartnell Speech Team shines in fall opener

Publish Date: 
Sep 22, 2018
Speech Team students posing for picture

The Hartnell Speech Team kicked off its 2018-19 season with multiple individual awards at the Golden Gate Opener Day 2 tournament on Sept. 22 at San Francisco State University. They compete next on Oct. 6 at the Santa Rose Junior College Invitational.

Leading the team at San Francisco State was newcomer Anthony Fashano with his persuasive speech concerning the practice of civil asset forfeiture by police. He earned second place in the Novice Division. “We are very proud of Anthony’s early success,” coach Jason Hough said. “We have a young team with mainly new competitors, so it should be an exciting season.”

Also recognized: Keishawn Robinson, third, Novice Prose Interpretation; Athena Ramirez, fourth, Open Persuasive Speaking; Allessandra Filiti, fourth, Novice Persuasive Speaking; Luke Lundin, fourth, Open Informative Speaking; Isaac Rodriguez and Victor Nambo, fifth, Open Dramatic Duo Interpretation; and Michaela Miller, top novice, Program of Oral Interpretation.