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Speech team wins Twin Cities College Forensic League competition

Simpson places first out of 10 colleges and universities


The Simpson College speech team earned first place at the Twin Cities College Forensic League competition Nov. 17 thanks to four individual tournament champions.

Elise Sturgeon took home the title in after dinner speaking, Kylie Doupnik finished as tournament champion in program of oral interpretation, Marissa Salber won the informative speaking competition and Mo Marks captured the championship in extemporaneous speaking. 

Other top finishers included the duo of Doupnik and Michael Roets, who finished second in duo interpretation. Marks added a second-place finish in impromptu speaking and Douglas Roberts finished second in extemporaneous speaking. 

Overall Team Results:
First Place: Simpson College
Second Place: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Third Place: North Central College 

Individual Results:
After Dinner Speaking: Elise Sturgeon, tournament champion
Program of Oral Interpretation: Kylie Doupnik, tournament champion 
Informative Speaking: Marissa Salber, tournament champion 
Extemporaneous Speaking: Mo Marks, tournament champion 
Extemporaneous Speaking: Douglas Roberts, second place
Impromptu Speaking: Mo Marks, second place 
Duo Interpretation: Michael Roets and Kylie Doupnik, second place 
Duo Interpretation: Trinity Rosenburg and Kylie Banouvong, third pace 
Poetry Interpretation: Douglas Roberts, third place 
Program of Oral Interpretation: Shelby McCasland, third place 
Prose Interpretation: Elise Sturgeon, fifth place 
Contact Information
Roger Degerman, Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Communication
Direct: 515-961-1595
Email: roger.degerman@simpson.edu