Student Profile
Brenna Mateljan '13

Brenna is a dance and communication major who hopes to use both to realize her dream career.

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Why Choose
Cedar Crest?
  • Personalized attention
  • Average class size <20
  • Women's leadership opportunities
  • Flexibility to add dual major, minor

Forensic Speech Team

Cedar Crest College’s Forensic Speech Team, the Forensicators, offers students the opportunity to compete with colleges throughout the northeast. As a member of the Forensicators, you will compete intercollegiately 12-15 times a year, gaining valuable experience in oral interpretation, public speaking and analytical strategies.

Students from any major are welcome to join the forensic speech team. The team meets weekly as a group and individually to practice and prepare for upcoming tournaments. Each fall, the group attends a workshop and novice tournament to help new speakers develop their skills to compete.

The Forensic Speech Team coach, Tim Brown, has been nationally recognized for his work with Cedar Crest’s team. Several members of the Forensicators have placed at the state level and have competed nationally.

Team members may participate in the following categories:

  • Poetry
  • Dramatic duo
  • Prose
  • After dinner
  • Persuasive
  • Informative
  • Extemporaneous
  • Impromptu

Qualified first-year students who plan on competing with the Forensic Speech Team at Cedar Crest College may audition for renewable $1,500 scholarships, regardless of the anticipated major or field of study. Click here for more information.  

Last Updated: 12/18/12