Tri-County Forensic League: Individual Event State Qualifier
(March 7-8, 2014)
El Camino entered this competition with a collection of competitors vying for a position in the late-May state competition. Marlon Poroj got close with his Original Interpretation rendition of Salvador Allende’s last speech before his overthrow by the CIA. Marlon made it to the Semi-Finalist round in a very competitive field. Teddy Yerxa also had a decent showing for the day with a Semi-Finalist finish in Impromptu. However, the only Elco competitor to make it all the way to the Finals round and a date to the state competition was junior Emily Mercer. She created her “Gone Too Soon” Thematic Interpretation piece in late-January/early-February, found quick success with it in a couple of competitions in February (including Berkeley) and was able to finish up amongst the top competitors in the the league.