Novo Toastmaster wins area competition

New College student Evan Hunter took first place in the recent Humorous Speech Contest at the Toastmasters International Area E53 competition, held Oct. 27 at the Gulf Gate Library in Sarasota.

New College Toastmasters Club members Zulfiia Tursunova and Hunter Mundy also presented speeches at the competition in the Tall Tales category.

Hunter will advance to the Division E Contest to be held in December.


Located in Sarasota, New College of Florida has educated intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement since its founding in 1960. As the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College provides an exceptional education that transforms students’ intellectual curiosity into personal accomplishment. The 110-acre bay front campus is home to more than 800 students and 80 full-time faculty engaged in interdisciplinary research and collaborative learning. New College offers nearly 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in Data Science.

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