Speech Team Takes 1st Place at National Tournament

Published on: May 11, 2009

    Photo Id: LSC-North Harris Speech Team Takes 1st Place at National Tournament

    Shown, top row, left to right: Derek Lloyd, Adriana Boyd, and Aaron Phillips; middle row,
Earline Luellen and Amanda Vennebush; bottom row, Wade Hescht, Director of Forensics for LSC-North Harris.

During the week of April 7 though 12, the Lone Star College-North Harris competitive speech team participated in this year’s Phi Rho Pi National Speech Tournament taking 1st place in both Individual Events Sweepstakes as well as Overall (Individual Events and Debate Events) Sweepstakes in the Mid Size Entry Division. More than 400 competitors representing 67 community colleges across the country came to Portland, Oregon for the event.
 
All five of the LSC-North Harris students who entered into the tournament made it to the finals round at this year’s competition.

Aaron Phillips placed in the top 5 Overall Top Speakers by taking a Silver Award in Reader's Theater, a Gold Award in Poetry Interpretation, and a Gold Award in Dramatic Interpretation. Adriana Boyd placed in the top 6 Overall Top Speakers by winning a Silver Award in Reader's Theater, a Gold Award in Poetry Interpretation and a Gold Award in Programmed Oral Interpretation.  Earline Luellen placed in the top 20 Overall Top Speakers by taking a Silver Award in Reader's Theater, a Gold Award in Poetry Interpretation and a Bronze in Dramatic Interpretation.  Derek Lloyd won a Silver Award in Reader's Theater and a Silver Award in Prose Interpretation.  Amanda Vennebush won a Silver Award in Reader's Theater and a Bronze in Prose Interpretation. Overall, LSC-North Harris took 3 of the 5 Gold Awards presented in Poetry Interpretation.

Wade Hescht, the Director of Forensics for LSC-North Harris, was re-elected to National Office as Phi Rho Pi's National Secretary-Treasurer for a second term.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit: NorthHarris.LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and Lone Star College-University Center. It is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

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C.C. Sutphen
Public Relations and Special Events Director
Lone Star College-North Harris
2700 W.W. Thorne Drive
Houston, TX 77073
281.618.5425
281.618.7105 fax