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 all their successes this season. Please join us for the State Championships being held at Eastern Michigan University on Saturday, March 14th.
9:30 am RD 1 Flight A (Extemp, DI, Informative, Poetry, Rhetorical Criticism, Duo)
11:00 AM RD 2 Flight A
12:00- 1:15 Lunch break (Coaches meet during lunch)
1:15 RD 1 Flight B (Impromptu, Persuasion, After-Dinner Speaking, POI, and Prose)
2:30 RD 2 Flight B
4:00 Finals Flight A
5:15 Finals Flight B
ADS Top Two Perform @ 6:45
Awards 7:15 – 8 PM
September 2019 our team took 3rd place at the MISL Mini, and an OCC student took 1st in Informative Speaking - qualifying her for nationals. Another OCC student, in a very large Impromptu event, took 4th and qualified for nationals. Other students have placed and qualified for nationals in Duo (1st), Informative (various places!), and Persuasion (4th & 5th)!
Join us for the competition March 14th. Watching the event in Pray-Harrold Bldg. is free and open to the public.
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 or meet her at her office: (G107-Orchard).