Speech Contest Winners

Annual Conference Speech Contests

International:

  • 2021:
    • First Place – Cat Nguyen
    • Second Place – Ravi Adusimilli
    • Third Place – Gordon Mattingly
  • 2020: Nish Neelalojanan, Fair Oaks Club
  • 2019: Janet Hebert, Almaden Valley Orators Club
  • 2018: Gopi Kallayil, I’m Feeling Chatty
  • 2017: Barbara Busch, Sunnyvale Speakeasies

Evaluation:

  • 2019: Elaine Lung, Silicon Valley Storytellers
  • 2017: Brad Jacobs, Next Step
  • 2016: Matthew Stevenson, SynapTalks

Table Topics:

  • 2021:
    • First Place – David Singer
    • Second Place – Janet Janssen
    • Third Place – Haixia Yu
  • 2017: Sanjana Das, Cadence AHgorithms Club

Tall Tales:

  • 2020: Dennis Dawson, Big Basin Toastmasters
  • 2018: Andy Keates, TGIF Management

 

Fall Fusion Speech Contests

Evaluation:

  • 2020:
    • First Place – Renee Yao
    • Second Place – Lin Chao
    • Third Place – Cat Nguyen

Table Topics:

  • 2019:
    • First Place – Alyson King
    • Second Place – Benjamin Shaibu
    • Third Place – Eric Szczerbaty
  • 2018: Alyson King

Humorous:

  • 2020:
    • First Place – Declan Shalvey
    • Second Place – Lisa Bennett
    • Third Place – Gordon Mattingly
  • 2019:
    • First Place – Dennis Dawson
    • Second Place – Lynn Stuart
    • Third Place – Pradeep Gandhi
  • 2018: Doris Tse

Costume Contest:

  • 2020:
    • First Place – Nishant Chandrashekar
    • Second Place – Chie Kawahara
    • Third Place – Dan Merget