Speech Team Shines Bright at Fall Tournaments

November 24, 2021

The small but mighty SAC speech team came away with notable wins during the Fall 2021 tournament season. Under the guidance of Justin Blacklock, coordinator for speech workshops and director of the forensic program at San Antonio College, the team competed virtually in three tournaments.

Speech Team Fall 2021 web.jpgEarlier in the semester, three SAC students participated in the 2021 Bayou City Swing Speech Tournament. The event included 17 colleges and universities from across the nation, including University of Texas at Austin, University of Alabama, Arizona State University, Rice University, and Texas State University.

It was the first time all three students competed.

Congratulations to Aaron Linville, who won third place in Informative Speaking. 

Two weeks later, the speech team competed at the Fall Texas Intercollegiate Forensics Association (TIFA) State Tournament. This competition included 15 colleges and universities, including University of Texas at Austin, University of North Texas, Rice University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Texas State University, and Gustavus Adolphus College.

Lebone Mohloane won fourth place in Poetry Interpretation and Aaron Linville earned fifth place in Persuasive Speaking.

The next day Lebone Mohloane won second place in Poetry Interpretation at the Tyler Junior College Invitational.

The speech team will resume competition in Spring 2022.


Photo caption: Members of the Fall 2021 Speech Team are (left to right) Spencer Samson, Lebone Mohloane, Chase Stinson, and Aaron Linville.