LAVC Speech Team Wins Medals at PSCFA Spring Championships

February 27, 2024

By Jennifer Borucki

February 27, 2024

Jennifer Fong Borucki, 818-947-2433, @email

Max Goss, Jessica Soderquist and Ashley Martinez-Romero wearing their medals

Max Goss, Jessica Soderquist and Ashley Martinez-Romero wearing their individual medals at the 2023 PSCFA Spring Championships.

MOORPARK, CA—The LAVC Speech and Debate Team competed at the Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensic Association (PSCFA) Spring Championships on February 23-25 held at Moorpark College.

The team participated in five different categories, and several students won individual awards.

  • Jessica Soderquist, a first-year competitor for LA Valley College, won 1st place in "Dramatic Interpretation".
  • Max Goss and Ashley Martinez-Romero, first-year competitors for LAVC, won 3rd Place in "Duo Interpretation".

“I cannot tell you how proud I am of the effort and commitment these new students have put into representing Los Angeles Valley College in the most positive way imaginable,” said Yancy Duncan, acting director of forensic.

The team will next compete in the California Community College State Championships in March and the Phi Rho Pi National Speech Championships in April.

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About the LAVC Communication Studies Department

The LAVC Communications Studies Department is a two-year program that offers a two year Associate of Arts for Transfer degree, Speech courses, and English Speech as a Second Language courses. Students learn about how to communicate more effectively. The department is also home to the LAVC Speech and Debate Team. For more information, visit LAVC Communication Studies Department.

About Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC)

Los Angeles Valley College, is a public two-year community college located in the heart of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. Established in 1949, it one of the largest campuses in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). Follow us on Instagram @lavalleycollege, Facebook @lavalleycollege, and X @lavalleycollege. For more information, visit