Speech team presents award-winning pieces

By Guadalupe Barriga The East Los Angeles College Speech Team returns home as winners and will be presenting their national award-winning selections of comedy, drama and poetry on May 19 and 21 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Speech team coach Ryan Smith said he proud to show the work his students created at California Community College Forensics Association State Championship tournament. The speech team won first place in the Team Sweepstakes….

May 21, 2015

Speech and debate team win big at nationals

 By Marcus Camacho  The speech and debate team won the national championship title in its division at the Phi Rho Pi National Speaking Tournament for community colleges in Cleveland, Ohio last week. The tournament was a six-day event that started April 7 and ended on April 12. “It was an amazing experience. We not only were able to have the gratification of winning the award but we were able to…

April 27, 2015

Speech team wins 11 state awards

By Sergio Berrueta The East Los Angeles College Speech Team garnered second place this past weekend at the 2014 state championship tournament in Concord, California. The team earned a new record of 11 awards in various performance and speech categories including two gold, five silver, two bronze, a second place team award and the Pentathlon Award. Raul Herrera garnered the Pentathlon Award, which is given to the student in the…

March 19, 2014