The growing group added several new members within the past few weeks, and the following competitors made it to finals:
- Joshua Gammon – 2nd in Impromptu, 4th in Informative, 5th in Extemporaneous Speaking, and 6th in Rhetorical Criticism
- Cherell Granger – 1st in Rhetorical Criticism and 6th in Prose • Chene Kushmaul and Alyssa Tefend – 7th in Duo.
- Kirk Longuski – 2nd in Extemporaneous Speaking and After Dinner Speaking, 3rd in Individual speaker awards and in Informative, 5th in Impromptu, and 6th in Persuasion
- McKenzie Terwillegar – 2nd in Programmed Oral Interpretation, and 4th in Extemporaneous Speaking and Rhetorical Criticism
“Public speaking is skill necessary for any successful [Northwood] student. The speech team is truly the best way to improve your skills, all the while having fun and developing relationships that will last a lifetime,” said McKenzie Terwillegar, a Northwood University Senior who is majoring in Business Management and serves as the team’s Co-Assistant Captain and Manager.
The group will resume their season on January 17th, 2015 to compete at the Bulldog Battle, hosted by Butler University, in Indianapolis, Indiana. (L-R): Competitive Speech Team members Nicholas Lentz, Mark Marciniak, McKenzie Terwillegar, Kirk Longuski, and Andy Rapp. From left to right (front): Chene Kushmaul, Cherell Granger, and Joshua Gammon.