TCTC Students take First at SCSTA College Festival

Tri-County Technical College students placed first in two categories at the 2013 South Carolina Speech and Theater Association’s Annual College Festival Competition.  Ten two- and four-year colleges from around the state competed Saturday, February 2.  Tri-County hosted the event at its Easley Campus.  Representing Tri-County in the competition were Matt Duncan, a University Transfer student from Clemson, Manuel Manley, an Information Technology major from Pendleton and Sohang Patel, a Pre-Pharmacy major from Anderson. Patel placed first in the Persuasive Speech category. Manley placed first in the Informative Speaking event. Limestone College took first place overall honors as this year’s Sweepstakes Winner. Colleges participating in the event included Tri-County, Furman University, USC Upstate, Newberry College, Lander University, Claflin University, Erskine College, Limestone College, Midlands Technical College and Greenville Technical College. The South Carolina Speech and Theatre Association is a professional organization that promotes the study of all areas of performance and oral communication: acting, oral interpretation/performance studies, theatre, broadcasting, public speaking, discussion and debate, and speech education. Its main purpose is the advancement of the total speech and theatre effort in the educational system of the state of South Carolina.