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Las Positas College Speech Team Captures First Place Award

Salim Razawi of Dublin took part in the competition.

- Information received from a Las Positas College press release

The , the , swooped in to place first among community colleges in the Individual Event Competition at the Feb. 10-12 Northern California Forensics Association’s Championship Tournament.

“This was our first big test of the season and it launches our championship spring semester,” said Director of Forensics Tim Heisler.

“The Talk Hawks won awards in every category of competition they entered, earning 13 individual awards and a team sweepstakes award,” Heisler said.

“A total of 31 colleges and universities participated in the competition. Our Open-Level Individual Event competitors finished second overall.”

The Talk Hawks have a proud history of state, national and international awards including a Second Place Sweepstakes Award from the International Forensics Association’s Speech and Debate Tournament.

In March, the team will travel to Rome, Italy to participate in this prestigious international tournament once again. In April, the team will head to Chicago, Ill. for the National Championship Tournament.

The following Talk Hawk students won awards at the recent tournament:

Alexandra Penn of San Ramon
Open Communication Analysis - 1st Place
Open Duo Interpretation - 5th Place

Sarah Kellner of Brentwood
Open Dramatic Interpretation - 5th Place
Open Speech to Entertain - 5th Place

Salim Razawi of Dublin
Open Prose Interpretation - 4th Place
Open Programmed Oral Interpretation - 5th Place
Open Poetry Interpretation - 7th Place

Adam Neylan of Tracy
Open Programmed Oral Interpretation - 3rd Place
Open Dramatic Interpretation - 3rd Place
Open Poetry Interpretation - 4th Place
Open Duo Interpretation - 5th Place

Weston Toste of Livermore
Open Persuasive Speaking - 4th Place
Open Informative Speaking - 5th Place

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