Forensics Team

  • “Deliberation and debate is the way you stir the soul of our democracy.” – Jesse Jackson

    For 40 years, the MHCC Forensics Program has produced many successful speakers and future leaders. During the 2016-17 season, The MHCC Forensics Team solidified its place as one of the region's best Forensics Programs, earning numerous regional and national awards.

    The MHCC Forensics team are the current Northwest Forensics Conference Community College Champions and have finished in the Top 5 in all of the major tournaments they have attended, the team finished in the Top 5 for Community Colleges at Pi Kappa Delta Nationals and brought home five awards, including a National Championship in NPDA Debate at the 2017 Phi Rho Pi Community College Nationals in Washington D.C.

  • Scholarships

    Contact Information

    There are opportunities to receive talent grants for competing on the team. If you are interested, please either call or write to the following address:

    Shannon Valdivia
    Director of Forensics
    Communications Division
    Mt. Hood Community College
    26000 SE Stark St.
    Gresham, OR 97030
    Ph: 503-491-7634
    Email: Shannon.Valdivia@mhcc.edu

  • Forenstic Team News

    Forensics Team News

    The Northwest Forensics Conference awarded the MHCC Forensics (speech and debate) Team the Division III Gold Medal, distinguishing the Saints as the top community college program in the conference for the 2016-2017 season.

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