I followed Hutchinson Community College student Joseph Valenti around over 3 days, documenting his run at a national speech championship at the 2013 American Forensics Association (AFA) national tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Valenti was one of 7 HCC students to compete during the weekend in the mainly individual competition against the best the speech world had to offer. In total, 80 schools from across America brought 474 competitors with over 1400 speeches to the tournament all in the hopes of making the cut and winning a title.

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Produced by:
Aaron Marineau (for the Hutchinson News: hutchnews.com)

Music by:
"From This Moment On" - Here's How (Blissblood.com/index_hereshow.html)
"Pomme de Ciel (Side D),"
"Empty Beaches,"
and "Fugueur de Jour" - Cosmic Analog Ensemble (hisstology.bandcamp.com)

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