Santa Rosa Junior College Debate Team Just Made History!

posted by Marcus -

Shout out to Santa Rosa Junior College who defeated Cal to win the National Collegiate Debate Championship. They also became the first two-year institution to take first place in the history of the competition! The win comes during the school's 100th anniversary and in what has been a very trying year for the students and the Santa Rosa community still rebuilding from the North Bay Fires.  Great job SRJC Debate! You guys are champions! 

A magic 100th Anniversary moment: #SRJC FORENSICS WIN NATIONAL COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIP! Santa Rosa Junior College has won the overall collegiate national championship for debate season sweepstakes, a first for a two-year institution in the twenty-five-year history of the National Parliamentary Debate Association. Fending off a last moment surge by UC Berkeley, the Bear Cubs accomplished this unique feat in the midst a most challenging year for our community and college. Since last September, twenty-five Santa Rosa students competed in nine intercollegiate tournaments, amassing a record number of victories across all divisions. Despite encountering severe emotional and financial challenges, our students united to support one another through speech and debate, posting a truly Olympic performance that now culminates in the madness of a March national championship. Congratulations to the champions and to their coaches: Hal Sanford, Director of Forensics, and instructors Mark Nelson and Susan Houlihan! #communitycollege #forensics #studentsuccess #californiacommunitycollege #SRJC #SantaRosaJC #santarosajuniorcollege #student #speech #debate #competition #champions #SRJCForensics

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