Enactus team wins regional championship

The Central Texas College Enactus team won its 19th consecutive regional championship in Dallas earlier this month. CTC was one of 33 teams from two-year schools and four-year universities from across Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and California competing in the regional event. As champions, CTC Enactus earned a $1,000 prize and the regional trophy and will now compete at the Enactus USA National Exposition in Kansas City, Mo., next month.

CTC Enactus was also named to the Enactus 4.0 Club for the second year. The honor was given in recognition of the team’s quality educational programs, success in Enactus and long-term sustainability to improve the quality of life and standard of living for others. CTC was the only community college among the 22 schools achieving the Enactus 4.0 Club status.

Representing CTC Enactus at the regional competition were David Netherwood, president; Frank Fitzgerald, vice president; Jasmin Ramos, director of team management; Taryn Ellis, operation executive director; Alvin Perry, operation executive director; Artia Perry, operation executive director; and Matthew Wallace, computer technician.

Four individual Enactus members also received a special surprise at the regional competition as they were offered management-in-training positions with Sam’s Club. Receiving job offers were Netherwood, Ellis, Perry and Fitzgerald.

Central Texas College speech team earns fourth at regionals

The Central Texas College Forensics (Speech) Team recently placed fourth at the Phi Rho Pi Region IV Speech and Debate Tournament. CTC competed against other schools from Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas including nationally-ranked Lone Star College–North Harris County and San Antonio College teams.

Individual honors were won by Jen Pruett-Poole, team vice president and sophomore, who earned two regional championships by winning a gold medal in Impromptu Speaking and Informative Speaking. She also won a silver medal in Communication Analysis and a bronze medal in Prose Interpretation. Freshman Anna Gay was the regional champion in Communication Analysis and freshman Lindsay Hunn also won a regional championship gold medal in Persuasive Speaking. Kathrine Hlavaty earned a silver medal in Communication Analysis and Devin Taitino, freshman, won a bronze medal in Prose Interpretation. Brandy Alexander, freshman, won silver medals in both Impromptu Speaking and Extemporaneous Speaking.

The CTC team will now compete at the nationiol Phi Rho Pi tournament near Los Angeles.

Contact M. Clare Haefner at chaefner@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7551.

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