PSC Forensics Team On Their Way to a Record-Winning Season


PSC’s Forensics Team: (left to right) Front row: Antoinette Lewis, Sharnita Redley, Jovan Gudger; Second row: Jimmie Johnson, Emily Allen, Kate Mathews, Thaddeaus Carr, Joshua Cochran, Gina Bufano; Back row: Terrance Clanton, Etta Oben, Plascilla Foster

Chicago Heights, IL—(ENEWSPF)— Last season the Prairie State College (PSC) Forensics team took home a record 80 individual medals.

This season they are on their way to shattering that record.

The PSC Forensics team recently won 10 individual medals at the Moraine Valley Community College tournament held earlier this month. The PSC team placed third out of 15 colleges and universities. They scored the highest team point total that PSC has ever had at this annual tournament.

The winners are as follows: Plascilla Foster, of Riverdale, Tournament Champion in Dramatic Interpretation; Jimmie Johnson, of Matteson, Tournament Champion in Persuasive Speaking; Emily Allen, of Chicago Heights, 2nd place in Dramatic Interpretation; Jovan Gudger, of University Park, 2nd place in Communication Analysis; Terrance Clanton, of Park Forest, 3rd place in Program Oral Interpretation; Antoinette Lewis, of Matteson, 3rd place in Speech to Entertain; Thaddaeus Carr, of Olympia Fields, 4th place in Informative Speaking and 5th place in Impromptu Speaking; Etta Oben, of Matteson, 5th place in Program Oral Interpretation; Joshua Cochran, of Chicago Heights, 5th place in Poetry Interpretation; and Sharnita Redley, of Country Club Hills, 6th place in Poetry Interpretation.

Also competing were Kate Mathews, of Lynwood, and Gina Bufano, of Dyer, Ind.

The team is coached by professors of communication Ed Schwarz, Elighie Wilson, and David Naze.

“This is a tremendous start to the season. The coaching staff has high expectations for this team as it is by far the deepest wealth of talent we’ve seen in a long time,” said Naze. “The students have put in a lot of effort and are enthusiastic about the season.”