Hartnell Speech Team Has Continued Success at Santa Rosa
The Hartnell Speech Team continued its season success with several individual competitor awards at the Santa Rosa Junior College Invitational, October 6.
For the second tournament in a row, Anthony Fashano led the team with a 1st place finish in Open Persuasive Speaking. His topic calls for greater legal limits to stop the practice of civil asset forfeiture: the ability for authorities to confiscate personal property of individuals simply suspected of a crime, rather than actually found guilty.
“Anthony is really coming into his own as a speaker,” said Coach Jason Hough. “His topic is engaging and relatable to a broad audience.”
Other awards included:
- Luke Lundin: 2nd Place, Open Informative Speaking
- Keishawn Johnson: 3rd Place, Novice Prose Interpretation; 5th Place Open Program of Oral Interpretation;
- Alessandra Filiti: 3rd Place, Open Persuasive Speaking
- Valerie Becerra: 4th Place, Open After Dinner Speaking
Also competing for the team were Isaac Rodriguez, Victor Marquez and Victor Nambo.
Assisting the team was student Athena Rodriguez.
The team’s next competition will be November 2 at the Mustang Invitational, sponsored by San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton.