Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Coker College Speech Contest is November 18

The following students will be competing on Wednesday night beginning at 6:30 in the Music Building Auditorium in annual Coker College Speech Contest.

Rachel Minus Matthew Blewitt Elizabeth Carawan Caleb Dunlop
Margaret McCoy Elizabeth Gainey Becky Dillon Hannah Jackson Jill Giguere and Derek Bailey

We hope that you will try to program the speech contest into your already busy schedules. These students are putting themselves under the pressure of a contest to get even better with their public speaking skills. And, they are competing for $150 as first prize and cash for second and third places. The contest will be judged based on public speaking as listeners like it. There will be four judges and a timer. All of the speeches must be between four minutes and thirty seconds and seven minutes. This event is cosponsored by the Department of Student Services at Coker and the Language, Literature and Communication Department. The Speech Contest will last approximately 90 minutes from 6:30 to about 8:00 p.m.

The Coker College Speech Contest is open to Day and Evening Students and the major qualification is that you are an active Coker student and that you are not a previous winner of the contest. In fact, one of the judges is a previous winner who is now a graduate of Coker College.

We instituted the Speech Contest as another way of showing students the variety of situations they might find themselves when it comes to speaking. Very few students will accept the challenge of a contest and I THANK those who have for going that extra few miles for this experience.

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