LAKEWOOD, CO - From “problems with social media” to “world peace through inner peace,” many of RRCC’s 2017 speech competitors persuaded the audience to take action on an array of topics. Other students argued the case for self-driving cars or how music can positively impact our health.
Twenty Red Rocks Community College students competed in RRCC’s 26th Annual Speech Competition on April 21. This dynamic persuasive speech competition, sponsored by the Communication program and Student Government, allowed students to showcase their speaking skills and compete for prizes.
The first place winner, Sydney White, with her speech, “Sleep,” represented RRCC on May 5 at the Denver Metro Community College Speech Competition at Arapahoe Community College. The competition included students from all five metro area community colleges. Sydney winning speech was about Sleep Hygiene, an idea that promotes a healthier lifestyle by creating a routine to get more quality sleep. She cited research that stated college students get two hours less sleep a night, but students who utilized good sleep hygiene were shown to have higher GPAs and better math grades. Sydney provided research-backed tips that improve sleep hygiene and lead to alertness and energy throughout the day.
More about Red Rocks Community College: Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates. The college serves over 10,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada. www.rrcc.edu.