Speech takes 3rd in Twin Cities Forensic League Tournament

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, our talented Simpson College Speech team headed north to Bloomington, Minn. to compete in the Twin Cities Forensic League tournament.

The team competed against 11 different colleges throughout Minnesota and Iowa and placed 3rd in an overall team sweepstakes.

Belle Ward, sophomore, and Erin Magoffie, freshman, received 1st place for examining how rape culture is not confined by context or time.

Sarah Heiderstadt, junior, placed 2nd in extemporaneous speaking — a limited preparation category challenging students to speak on foreign, domestic and economic issues in our country.

Riley Brennan, sophomore, placed 3rd with her program oral interpretation piece, which challenges the audience to experience the tension of society’s expectations of purity and sexuality.

She also received 6th place for her prose interpretation piece, which examines social isolation and its effect on our physical and mental well-being — qualifying her for the NFA national tournament.

Congratulations are in order for the Speech team – way to represent yourselves and Simpson College.

If you are interested in learning more or becoming involved with speech, contact Katie Brunner at Katie.brunner@simpson.edu.