EIU Speech Team Places Third in Team Sweepstakes at Illini Stars Swing Tournament

The EIU Speech Panthers had an excellent overall showing at the Illini Stars Swing Tournament on February 7 and 8 at the University of Illinois. The team placed third overall in the team sweepstakes.


In addition to the team success, many Speech Panthers had individual success in the competition.

Edwyn Mitchell was the tournament champion in After Dinner Speaking as well as the top novice in the event. With Marques Brown, the pair won first place in Duo.

Brown had individual success throughout the tournament as well. He placed second in Individual Sweepstakes, third in Prose Interpretation, sixth in Dramatic Interpretation and sixth in After Dinner Speaking.

Other Speech Panthers also contributed to the team win with their individual success. Austin Mejdrich placed third in Informative Speaking, fifth in After Dinner Speaking, and sixth in Persuasive Speaking and Sam Gilbert took second in Dramatic Interpretation and sixth in Prose Interpretation. He was also the top novice in both events.

After this strong overall team showing, the Speech Panthers are preparing to come home to EIU for the EIU Speech Panthers Spring Showcase at Coleman Hall. The event happens on Wednesday, April 6.



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