Tri-County Students Sweep Storytelling
Awards at Speech Festival
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3/31/2006
CONTACT:GREG TONEY, 646-1364
(By Lisa Garrett)
PENDLETON --- Tri-County Technical College students swept the awards
in the storytelling category at the 2006 South Carolina Speech Communication
Association College Festival held March 25 at USC-Aiken.
Whitt, Caleb Carroll and Danny Bryant, all University Transfer majors,
took home first-, second- and third-place awards, respectively in Storytelling
category. Carroll, of Pendleton, also took home the first-place award
in the Impromptu Speaking category. Bryant, of Anderson, also won third
place in the Oral Interpretation of Poetry category.
Tri-County was the only two-year college to compete in the annual festival.
The categories included: Extemporaneous Speaking, Storytelling, Persuasive
Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, After-Dinner Speaking, Prose Interpretation,
Duet Acting, Solo Acting and Poetry Interpretation.
"I’m thrilled with the results,” said Greg Toney, speech instructor
and forensics coach at Tri-County. “Our students worked very hard in
preparation for the competition. It’s admirable that they can juggle
multiple priorities, such as family and work, and still excel in the
classroom and in extracurricular events.”
Toney added that participation in competitive forensics develops communications
skills which consistently rank as the single most important attribute
for future employees in any company. “They are developing skills they
will use in their personal and professional lives for the rest of their
lives,” he added.