Students win spring NIC speech contest

Five students topped the annual North Idaho College Spring 2012 Speech Contest, earning awards for speeches written and presented through Communications 101 classes this semester. Participants were chosen from students in 23 different sections of speech classes at NIC this semester.

Students were selected by their peers to represent their classes in the contest, which is judged by NIC students, staff and faculty each semester.

The contest is sponsored by Communications 101 textbook publisher McGraw Hill.
Brendan Latimer from Post Falls won first place and $150 with his speech “Breaking News: Men and Women Are Different.”

Derrick Noll from Hayden placed second, winning $125 for his speech “Do You See What I See? Probably Not” on perception and groupthink.

Jason Burns from Coeur d’Alene placed third and earned $100 with his speech “You May Want to Talk to a Lawyer” about the requirements and benefits of becoming a lawyer.

Marcus Torres of Coeur d’Alene placed fourth and earned $75 with an informative speech titled “Welcome to Yellowstone.”

Jeremy Butler from Coeur d’Alene earned fifth place and $50 with “Sharp Knives Save Lives” about saving a life with the use of his knife while active in the military.

Winners of this spring’s North Idaho College Speech Contest were fifth place Jeremy Butler, fourth place Marcus Torres, third place Jason Burns, second place Derrick Noll and first place winner Brendan Latimer.

For More Information
NIC Communication Instructor Kathy Hostetter, (208) 769-7741 or

Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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