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November 22, 2011 > Chabot College Forensics Students Win Awards

Chabot College Forensics Students Win Awards

Submitted By Chabot College

Seven Chabot College Forensics students won prestigious awards during the fall speech tournament season, announced Chabot College Communication Studies Instructor and Director of Forensics Jason Ames. He noted that, for the first time in its history, the Chabot College Gladiator Forensics Team took the top three places in the novice division of the Lincoln Douglas Debate.

The students and their awards are as follows:

- Akanksha Kalia: 3rd Place, Novice NFA- Lincoln Douglas Debate; 2nd Place, Varsity Persuasive Speaking, two awards

- Zack Ciraulo: 2nd Place, Novice NFA- Lincoln Douglas Debate; 3rd Place, Novice Impromptu Speaking

- Kelsey Paiz: 1st Place, Winner, Novice NFA- Lincoln Douglas Debate

- Bianca Contrearas: 1st Place, Winner, Novice Programmed Interpretation of Literature

- Clint Corvello: 3rd Place, Varsity NFA- Lincoln Douglas Debate

- Zeyna Ly: Finalist, Persuasive Speaking

- Sarah Knight: Finalist, Persuasive Speaking

"Congratulations to our students who continue to work hard and represent the college in amazing ways," Ames said. He also announced that the team will present its fundraiser, "The Speak Up," on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. in the Event Center, Building 700. "We will be featuring many of the award winners, and we will be debating the 'Occupy Movement' as well," Ames said. Admission is $5.

Chabot College will host the Northern California Forensics Association Championship Tournament February 10-12, 2012.

Chabot College is a community college offering more than 100 degree and certificate programs throughout the year. The campus caters to a diverse, vital student population of 15,000 whose goals range from transfer to a four-year college to skills training and personal enrichment. Students may register online at For registration information, call: (510) 723-6700. Chabot College is located at 25555 Hesperian Boulevard in Hayward.

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