Students Compete in the Largest Speech Competition in the Southeast

The semiannual McClung Public Speaking Contest will be held Tuesday, November 15 at 8 pm in Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building. The event, hosted by the School of Communication Studies in the College of Communication and Information, is the largest public speaking competition in the Southeast.

More than 900 students are currently enrolled in Communication Studies 210 (Public Speaking). These students were asked to prepare informative speeches with an international focus in keeping with the university’s Ready for the World campaign. Finalists in the competition were determined based on a rigorous selection process that included an outline review and a semi-final round.

Five students from CMST 210 will compete for cash prizes: first place, $150; second, $100; third, $75; fourth, $50; fifth, $50.

Students who attend will be entered to win several door prizes provided by area businesses such as Magpies Bakery, McKay’s Books and CDs, and more.

For additional information, contact committee chair Sarah Huff Vassallo, shuff1@utk.edu.