Vocal Vikings return home with trophy

The Vocal Vikings returned from the 2016 Hill Country Swing, a speech tournament held at Texas State University in San Marcos, with a trophy for Mariah Massengill’s sixth-place finish in persuasive speaking.

Sarah Contreras, director of forensics, said the team was well prepared for the competition. The Vocal Vikings were one of three community colleges that attended the event with 14 attending institutions in total.

The Vocal Vikings competed against Bradley University, James Madison University, Kansas State University, Lewis and Clark College, McNeese State University, Rice University, San Antonio College, Texas A&M University, Tyler Junior College, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at El Paso, and West Texas A&M University.

The next competition will be held Oct. 21-23 in Houston. The competition will be hosted at San Jacinto College.

The Vocal Vikings have been a part of Del Mar for 18 years and are continuing to grow. Students are welcome to join the Vocal Vikings. Travel expenses to the tournament locations are covered by student fees and the student does not have to be a speech major to participate in the competition.

Students who wish to join are encouraged to visit Contreras or Mendy Meurer in the Memorial Classroom Building, Room 105.

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