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Lone Star College-North Harris debate students excel at tournament

In an age of social media where the importance of the number of "likes" is all-consuming, two students from LSC-North Harris have proven that quality will always trump quantity.

Earlier this month, LSC-North Harris students Michael DeBose and Jake Trevino proudly represented the college at the Phi Rho Pi National Speech and Debate Tournament for community colleges held in Costa Mesa, California. Four hundred-thirty competitors representing sixty-four colleges were in attendance this year.

Out of the 430 competitors, Michael tied for second place for Overall Top Speaker and Jake Trevino tied for fourth place for Overall Top Speaker.  Amazingly, the pair also beat out larger teams to bring home a Silver Individual Events Sweepstakes Award for LSC-North Harris in the Hindman Division. Michael also received two gold medals for Poetry and Dramatic Interpretation and two silver medals for Speech to Entertain and Duo Interpretation. Jake also received three additional awards: a gold medal in Dramatic Interpretation, a silver medal in Duo Interpretation and two bronze medals in Speech to Entertain and Prose Interpretation. 

In mid April, the two once again represented LSC-North Harris at this year’s 4-year national speech and debate tournament (National Forensics Association) in Muncie, Indiana. Michael and Jake placed fourth in the President’s III Division beating out teams from Texas A&M and Texas Christian University.

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 LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

Lone Star College has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSC remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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