RRCC Students Showcase Speaking Skills in 2016 Speech Competition

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May 11, 2016

RRCC Students Showcase Speaking Skills in 2016 Speech Competition
Students’ Speeches Tackle Topics from “Don’t be a Zombie” to “Gun Control”

LAKEWOOD, CO - From not being a zombie to gun control, RRCC’s 2016 speech competitors persuaded the audience to take action on an array of topics.  Other students argued for compassionate choices, vaccines and autism, decriminalizing sex work, promoting the Gateway Program, beating the odds, important lessons of adulthood and treating seizures in children with marijuana.

Eighteen Red Rocks Community College students, who had successfully completed Pubic Speaking classes within the past year, competed in the 25th RRCC Annual Speech Competition on April 23, 2016.  At this dynamic persuasive speech competition, which was sponsored by the Communication program and Student Government and was co-coordinated by Professors Marlene Adzema and Dr. Sherry Messina Dewald, students showcased their speaking skills and competed for prizes.  The first place winner, Kiersten Bates, with her speech, “Nature Mentoring,” represented RRCC on May 6, 2016 at the Denver Metro Community College Speech Competition, which was hosted by the Red Rocks Community College Communication Department.  Kiersten placed second in the Denver Metro Community College Competition.

More about Red Rocks Community College:  Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates. The college serves over 13,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada.  www.rrcc.edu.

RRCC Speech Competition Students

Wednesday, May 11, 2016