Competing among 51 national institutions in the recent Online Asynchronous Tournament Series (OATS #6), Muskingum University Forensics students earned several top awards.
Sophomore political science major Hope Craft earned fourth place in Extemporaneous Speaking. In each of several rounds, Hope had 30 minutes to research, write, prepare, and record a seven-minute persuasive speech in response to a current events question. Her topic for the final round question was “What should the EU’s response be to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine?”
First-year History and Spanish major Milayna Williams earned Top Novice in Persuasive Speaking. Her speech was on the topic of “Conviction Integrity.” This event was Milayna’s second competition experience since joining the Forensics team.
Muskingum’s Forensics Program is directed by Assistant Professor of Communication Rachel Pollock.