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ScotSpeak sees success

September 27, 2013

ScotSpeak, Monmouth College’s speech and debate team, competed at the Forensic 500 tournament at the University of Indianapolis on Saturday, September 21. This tournament was the first of the season.

At the tournament, first-year student Ellen Johnson won Top Novice in Prose. Novice prizes are given to outstanding students who are competing at the collegiate level in their first year.

Johnson also competed in Duo Interpretation alongside first-year student Cole Downey, and Downey competed individually in Poetry. Additionally, junior Aimee Miller competed in Program Oral Interpretation, Prose and Impromptu.

Regarding her success, Johnson said, “My first competition was a blast. Our whole team did great and it was a wonderful experience to receive this honor.”

In addition to Johnson’s impressive showing, the entire team performed well. The students who competed nearly broke into finals for almost all of their events.

Miller, who serves as team captain of ScotSpeak, said, “We’ve worked hard so far, so seeing our time and effort pay off was extremely gratifying. I hope we continue doing well, and I hope we continue to improve as the year goes on.”

ScotSpeak is hoping to compete next at the 74 Swing tournament at Bradley University and Illinois State University of Oct. 5 and 6, respectively.

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