Finalists Announced for the Brockport Debate Society’s Digital Speech Competition
Throughout February and March, undergraduate students prepared video submissions for a digital speech competition hosted by the Brockport Debate Society and the Department of Communication in partnership with the CMC Speech Lab.
Students were asked to submit a four-minute argumentative position speech on a topic of their choice. Three judges from the Department of Communication and CMC Speech Lab scored the speeches in three categories: content, delivery, and language.
Eight students earned high enough scores to qualify for the final round of competition. In alphabetical order, the finalists are:
- Vernique Burrell
- Allison Chiera
- Alexis Dahn
- Mary Geisert
- David Johnson
- Ryan Keary
- Hannah Townsend
- Cassidy Wiesmore
The final round requires competitors to submit a four-minute recorded speech answering this question: What do you see as the most important issue facing our society in the next 10 years? Students are asked to identify an issue and its impact on society as well as advocate for potential solutions to the issue.