Communication and Media

Corey Cooling, Zach Smith, and Emma George Grab Top 3 Places in Public Speaking Contest

Posted on Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

The UNI Speech Team hosted a Public Speaking Contest on Dec. 2 for students enrolled in Oral Communication. We had 28 entries in the contest. All of these students competed with an Informative or Persuasive speech in two preliminary rounds, and seven students advanced to finals.

University Book & Supply generously donated three gift certificates as incentives for the contest winners. First place received a $150 gift card, second place received a $75 gift card, and third place received a $50 gift card. The top three speakers were:

1st Place: Corey Cooling
2nd Place: Zach Smith
3rd Place: Emma George

The competition turned out to be a really enjoyable experience for all of us. I was very impressed by the quality of all the speakers who entered and am looking forward to organizing another contest in the Spring. Thanks to all of you for supporting this event!

Rebecca Buel
Instructor and Director of Individual Events
Communication Studies
University of Northern Iowa
Lang Hall 356