The School of Communication Studies host two speaking competitions.
Charles J. McClung Speech Contest, the largest public speaking contest in the Southeast. The contest takes place semi-annually, in the fall and spring semesters, featuring unique themes every year. This contest is for CMST 210 (Public Speaking) students.
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Fall 2019 Public Speaking contest first place winner:
Jessica Peters (pictured below with instructor Megan Fields) Jessica’s speech titled (“Rebuilding the Notre Dame Cathedral”)
Second Place:Karlee Anderson-Speech Title:”The Quality of healthcare in Mexico”
Second Place Tie:Olivia Pinkham-Speech Title:”Re-education Camps in Xinjiang, China”
Third Place:Riley Klucher-Speech Title:”Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai“
Fourth Place:Tullie White-Speech Title:”Food Differences Between the U.S. and Belize”
Spring 2019 Public Speaking contest winners.
The newest contest is Smokey Talks contest. This is for CMST 240 (Business & Professional Speaking) students. This contest is also semi-annually, in the fall and spring semesters.
Top five winners receive prize money deposited into their accounts.
Fall Semester 2019 Winners pictured below