ScotSpeak, Monmouth College’s speech and debate team, competed at the Litrenta Triangle speech tournament at Harper College Feb. 14-15, where junior Aimee Miller of Lake in the Hills reached the final round, placing sixth in the impromptu category.
“There was a lot of tough competition, so it was a huge honor giving a speech in the final round,” said Miller, one of the team captains, who was a member of the college’s first class of Midwest Scholars in 2011. “Breaking into the finals was just an added extra to a great learning experience.”
Additionally, Miller competed in program oral interpretation and prose. Also competing at the tournament were freshmen Corey Campbell of Bourbannais and Lydia Perrilles of Fairview, who both participated in impromptu alongside Miller. Campbell also competed in program oral interpretation and Perrilles in poetry.
“I am very proud of how the students performed, and I am extremely happy for Aimee,” said communication studies lecturer Kyle Christensen, MC’s director of forensics. “Aimee has been competing in Impromptu ever since joining the team, so it’s great seeing her hard work and dedication in this event pay off.”
ScotSpeak will compete next at the Mid America Forensic League tournaments at Bradley University and Illinois State University on Feb. 22-23.