CHICAGO HEIGHTS | The Prairie State College speech team placed fifth in the community college division and brought home several individual awards during the Illinois Intercollegiate Forensics Association State Speech Tournament on Feb. 28 and March 1 at Bradley University in Peoria.
Destin Patton-Warner, of Riverdale, received fourth place for dramatic interpretation and sixth place for prose interpretation. DaQuawn Bruce, of Riverdale, received second place for poetry interpretation and second place for oratory. Jasmine Ross, of Richton Park, received second place for prose interpretation. Sanni Mohammed-Haruna, of Homewood, received fourth place for program oral interpretation and fifth place for impromptu speaking. Allysha Nobles, of Park Forest, received sixth place for dramatic interpretation.
Also competing was Censarray Wilson, of South Holland. The team was coached by PSC Professors David Naze, Elighie Wilson, and Ed Schwarz.
"We are so proud of our students,” Naze said. “In terms of experience, this is the youngest team we've ever taken to the state tournament, yet they performed and competed like seasoned veterans, and the results showed."