The El Paso Community College (EPCC) Forensics Team excelled in the 2020 ProtoCommunications Asynchronous National Tournament hosted by San Diego State University, Santiago Canyon College, and Mount San Antonio College.
Daniel Eduardo Gamboa placed 5th in Prose Interpretation and Damaris Ostos placed 4th in Dramatic Interpretation.
“The entire team worked hard all year and it’s good to see that they still have an outlet to perform and showcase their work before the end of the academic school year,” EPCC officials shared.
The tournament involved the students recording themselves at home and then working with their coaches to find the best performance to submit for review.
The videos were judged over the course of three weeks by various judges online.
While this is far from the standard that our students are accustomed to, they rose to the challenge in working to prepare for this tournament in addition to keeping up with their online class work.
The EPCC team competed with students from across the country as we all tried to come to terms with the new format of competition online.
“While the students couldn’t meet face to face with their fellow competitors, they learned that speech and debate is more than meeting together for tournaments. It is about sharing ideas,” team officials added.