The UNC Charlotte Speech Team traveled to Westchester, Pa., Oct. 13 and 14, to compete against students from St. Joseph’s University, George Mason University, Seton Hall University, James Madison University, Suffolk College and others at their first tournament of the season.
Students Rebecca De Luna, Misty Morin and Samantha Darwin competed in persuasive speaking, poetry interpretation, extemporaneous speaking and impromptu speaking. Each earned high marks, but it was Samantha Darwin who brought home a fourth place award in impromptu speaking and recognition as best audience member.
Under the direction of Dr. Nance Riffe, assisted by Tanya Melendez, the UNC Charlotte Speech Team will continue to compete throughout the semester traveling to Berry College in Rome, Ga., and Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn. In the spring, all students who qualify will compete at the National Tournament in Santa Ana, Calif.