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DVC speech and debate team wins second place at the California Community College State Championships

Mar 22, 2019

DVC had a historic run at the California Community College State Championships March 14-17, 2019 in Woodland Hills, CA, at the Woodland Hills Marriott. We placed second as a team, a personal best for DVC!

DVC also had several state championships. We are so proud of all DVC students who participated and we look forward to the upcoming National Tournament for Community Colleges in Reno, Nevada, April 8-13.

DVC speech and debate team awardsOverall Sweepstakes
Diablo Valley College – Second Place

Overall Top Speakers
Nicole Sims and Chris Pratt

DVC speech and debate winners

Duo Interpretation
Matthew Denny and Nicole Sims – State Champions
Vegas Darst-Horn and Justin Crawford – Bronze Medalist
Chris Pratt and Matthew Denny - Bronze Medalist
Sydney Alexander and Nicole Sims - Bronze Medalist

Speech to Entertain
Nicole Sims – State Champion
Chris Pratt – Gold Medalist
Yuya Simbori – Silver Medalist

Prose Interpretation
Miranda Hansen – Gold Medalist
Chris Pratt – Gold Medalist
La La Miller – Silver Medalist

Dramatic Interpretation
Chris Pratt – Gold Medalist
Nicole Sims – Gold Medalist
Tanya Prabhakar – Silver Medalist

IPDA Debate
Tanya Prabhakar – Silver Medalist
Gabriel Zimmerman – Bronze Medalist
Eric Tubbs – Bronze Medalist

Poetry Interpretation
Sydney Alexander – Silver Medalist

Program Oral Interpretation
Matthew Denny – Bronze Medalist

Persuasive Speaking
Cierra White – Bronze Medalist

Parliamentary Debate
Eric Tubbs and Gabriel Zimmerman – Bronze Medalist

Director of Speech and Debate: Robert Hawkins
Assistant Directors: Blake Longfellow and Reed Ramsey

Learn more about DVC's Communication Studies program.