Emphasizes the development of communication skills that are so essential today. Students in forensics compete in a variety of oral interpretation and public speaking events.

Forensics club meets every Monday at 4 p.m. Meetings are open to all students interested in developing their public speaking and performance poise. Forensics doesn't require an audition.


Phi Rho Pi National Forensics Tournament 2016

MCC Forensics student award recipients at the Phi Rho Tournament

MCC Forensics won its first team award in six years at the Phi Rho Pi National Forensics Tournament 2016 hosted by Irvine Valley Community College in Costa Mesa, CA.

  • Individual Events Team Sweepstakes – Silver
  • Overall Team Sweepstakes – Bronze

Individual awards included

  • Gold: Duo Interpretation – Adrian Nuno and Andrew Nuno
  • Bronze: Persuasive Speaking – Melissa Henry; Informative Speaking – Melissa Henry; Dramatic Interpretation – Julia Noack; Prose Interpretation – Dylan Eddy

Also competing was Liz Sullivan, team captain.


Phi Rho Pi Region IV Tournament

MCC Forensics student award recipients at the Phi Rho Region Tournament

Back row, from left: Jaqueesha Monique, Hayley Flores Jasmine Brown, Brianna McDevitt, Casey Slade, Liz Sullivan, Front row, from left: Lucas Hayden, Tom Vanichachiva.

  • Gold Awards:
    • Jaqueesha Jacobs - Dramatic Interpretation
    • Hayley Flores - Duo
    • Liz Sullivan - Informative
    • Lucas Hayden - Duo
  • Silver Awards:
    • Jaqueesha Jacobs - Duo
    • Jasmine Borwn - Dramatic Interpretation
    • Brianna McDevitt - Duo
    • Liz Sullivan - Duo
  • Bronze Awards:
    • Jaqueesha Jacobs - Poetry
    • Brianna McDevitt - Dramatic Interpretation
    • Liz Sullivan - Prose
    • Lucas Hayden - Prose
    • Tom Vanichachiva - Informative & Persuasion
    • Jasmine Brown