EPCC Speech and Debate Team is Golden
The El Paso Community College Intercollegiate Speech and Debate Team is having a historic year of competition. The team swept the national tournament season by placing first at all three events: the Superior Community College Sweepstakes at PI KAPPA DELTA Nationals, First Place Community College Sweepstakes at the American Forensic Association National Individual Events Tournament and the Top Team in our division at the PHI RHO PI National Tournament!
At the PHI RHO PI National Tournament, just completed in Los Angeles, EPCC won the First Place Gold Individual Events Sweepstakes Award and the First Place Gold Overall Team Sweepstakes Award in our division. Team members, Jamie Salazar and Mary Hetz, won the Bossard-Twohy Award for Parliamentary Debate. This award is voted on by the student debaters competing at the tournament and is presented to the team who exhibits the finest qualities in Parliamentary Debate at the national tournament. This is one of the highest honors bestowed at the national tournament. Also, Speech and Debate Team Coach, Keith Townsend, was awarded the PHI RHO PI Coaching Service Award.