Forensics student earns 2nd state title

Lone Star College–CyFair’s Jeremy Coffman recently won his second state title in Extemporaneous Speaking as well as fourth place in Impromptu speaking at the Texas Community College Speech and Theater Association’s State Tournament.  

Coffman, who was last year’s Gold Award winner at the national tournament, is currently undefeated in Extemporaneous Speaking at the community college level.

“It feels great!” said Coffman. “I feel like I am running on a really good string of victories that are leading up to the national tournament. I can’t wait!”

Coffman and the rest of the Lone Star College–CyFair Forensics team, will now prepare for regional competition in March and nationals in April.

“Jeremy is a great student and a wonderful competitor,” said Michael Kirch, Forensics team coach.  “He has managed to balance work, college, and competition and excel at all three.  I am proud of what he’s accomplished.”

Next year, Coffman plans to attend Rice University in pursuit of a teaching degree.

“I then plan on teaching at a high school and starting my own debate team, or at least coaching one,” he said.

Lone Star College–CyFair Forensics is a student organization concerned with encouraging the education of articulate citizens.  The organization does this through providing interested students an educationally valid experience in competitive speech events.  Forensics provides students an opportunity to develop research, critical thinking, and performance skills, as well an experiences in team work and group membership. 

Participation in Lone Star College–CyFair Forensics is open to all Lone Star College–CyFair students. For information, contact Kirch at 281-290-5207.