Freshman Spotlight: Arel Rende




Meet our 2014-2015 Freshman Class!


Name: Arel Rende

Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma

High school: Booker T. Washington High School

Major Concentration: Plan II Honors and Finance

Events you are doing this year: Extemp, Impromptu, and Communication Analysis.

How long have you been doing speech?

This year is my fourth year in the activity.

What is your favorite thing about forensics?

That it creates an environment for me to openly express my interest in politics and current events.

What is your favorite thing about UT?

There is so much going on all the time. It’s impossible to be bored; whether it be school, speech, greek life, or other organizations. But it’s mostly speech.

The coaches are…

Amazing in every way. We have access to so many different perspectives when it comes to our events. Plus they’re all really good looking. And smart.

Best advice you’ve ever received:

“Never think you’re the smartest guy in the room…unless you’re the smartest guy in the room.”

Describe yourself in three words:

Competitive, Confident, Charismatic

What is your spirit animal?

The Serengeti Lion

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In 15 Minutes, I see myself….

Eating a sandwich, I haven’t had lunch yet.

In 15 years, I see myself…

In a suit. I don’t know what I’m doing but I will be in a suit.

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