Participants from nine colleges and universities across Michigan recently came to Oakland Community College to participate in a forensic tournament and workshop. The event focused on competitive speech and performance in four categories: Prose Interpretation, Informative Speaking, Impromptu Speaking and Dramatic Interpretation.
Proudly, OCC students took first place in two of the four events:
- Samantha Wahlman, first place, Prose Interpretation
- Dovid Roetter, first place, Informative Speaking
Additionally, OCC students Brandon Burnett and Kacey Greaves competed with high marks from a panel of 18 judges. The finishes of all four students placed OCC in second place overall.
“I am very proud of each of these students and their commitment to expand their learning and growth through state-wide competitions,” said OCC faculty member Carole Bennett. “These events provide vital collegiate experiences for students across the state and OCC continues to be represented year-to-year with exceptional talent, state and regional champions, and future leaders in speech and debate.”
In addition to oral competitions, the event included workshops from 8 instructors representing 7 different colleges state-wide. The free event was open to the public; a number of OCC students and community members attended to watch the team and learn.
For more information about the Oakland Community College Forensic Team, please contact faculty member Carole Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bennett is also Executive Director of the Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League.