This speech, performance and debate team offers a high-quality learning opportunity. Our team competes from September-April, travels to two or three tournaments a semester, and OCC covers the cost of judging, registration and etc. Undergraduate students in good academic standing can compete in one or more events (Informative Speaking, Poetry, Dramatic Interpretation, Parliamentary Debate and more), earn college credit for their work, and may even be eligible for scholarship money.
Congratulations to the OCC Forensic Team for taking 3rd place at the Sept. 27th Event!
Kudos to the individual successes in this 4-Event tournament:
An OCC student took 1st in Informative Speaking - qualifying her for nationals.
In the very large Impromptu event, an OCC student took 4th and qualified for nationals.
And a former OCC student (also coached by Ms. Bennett) took 1st in the Prose Interpretation category and qualified for nationals as well.
Join us for the competition on Dec. 7th at SVSU! Coaching has started, and with the right preparation, you can shine too! It may be the perfect time to try something new. To set up a coaching appointment, email Ms. Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org, or sign up on her office door (G107-Orchard).
The tournaments are free and open to the public.