NU Michigan Speech Team Competes at Bulldog Battle

Competitive Speech Team. Back (L-R): Andy Rapp, Joshua Gammon, Kirk Longuski, Mark Marciniak. Front (L-R): Cherell Granger, Alyssa Tefend, Chene Kushmaul, McKenzie Terwillegar

Competitive Speech Team. Back (L-R): Andy Rapp, Joshua Gammon, Kirk Longuski, Mark Marciniak. Front (L-R): Cherell Granger, Alyssa Tefend, Chene Kushmaul, McKenzie Terwillegar

The Northwood University Competitive Speech Team competed last weekend at the Bulldog Battle, hosted by Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. They placed 11th out of 16 teams. Their season now stands at 47 wins and 28 losses.

The following team members made it to finals: Kirk Longuski, placing 3rd in After Dinner Speaking and Chene Kushmaul, placing 3rd in Novice Impromptu.

 

 

Chene Kushmaul and Kirk Longuski with their awards.

Chene Kushmaul and Kirk Longuski with their awards.

The team is extremely proud of first year competitor, Chene Kushmaul, for not only making it to finals but placing so high. Kirk Longuski, Captain and Senior, remarked, “This was the best breakout performance by a novice in Northwood’s team history.”

The Timberwolves will head out once again on February 7th and 8th to compete at the Tower Invitational, hosted by Eastern Michigan University.

 

 


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Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at a full-service, residential campus located in mid-Michigan. Adult Degree Programs are available in multiple states and online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening and weekend programming in Michigan and Texas. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.