PSC Offers Summer Speech Camp for High School Students

Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– High school students can develop their public-speaking talents with award winning coaches to prepare for the upcoming speech season at the 12th annual Prairie State College (PSC) Summer Speech Camp. The camp runs Monday through Thursday, July 12-22, from 1:15 to 5:15 p.m. It is open to students who will be in grades 9 through 12 in fall 2010.

The camp is led by the coaches of PSC’s award-winning Forensics Team: Dave Naze, Ed Schwarz, and Elighie Wilson, professors of communication. Coaches also include many of the area’s top high school speech coaches and several members of the college’s forensics team.

“The coaches are committed to continuing the college’s tradition of excellence in the south suburbs,” said Schwarz. “We provide students with individual and group attention to become the next champions.”

PSC’s camp is unique among summer speech camps because it is a commuter camp. Local students can start on their preparations for speech competitions without having the expense of a residential camp.

“Many students from area high schools have taken advantage of PSC’s camp,” said Schwarz. “Previous camp participants have reported great success during the competitive season.”

In addition to expert coaching, students will have full access to the college’s resources including the PSC library. The library houses recent forensics materials and provides a variety of online electronic research tools.

The cost of the camp is $250 and includes a $25 application fee and $225 due on the first day of camp. For more information, call Schwarz at (708) 709-3772 or e-mail [email protected]. Information also is available on PSC’s Web site at