Local business leaders to judge student speeches in annual speaking contest.

Members of the local community, students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the Penn State Schuylkill Annual Informative Speech Contest in the John E. Morgan Auditorium on Wednesday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m. The program is being conducted by Dr. Valerie Schrader, assistant professor of Communications, Arts, and Sciences.

Two students from each of the fall 2014 semester public speaking classes will be selected by their instructor to participate. They will each present their informative speech to the audience and a panel of three judges from the local community. The judges: Mr. Henry Nyce, Republican Herald; Mr. Thomas Cara, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.; and Schuylkill County Commissioner Gary Hess, will be provided with objective criteria through which they can evaluate each speech. First, second, and third place winners will be selected, and each will receive gift cards redeemable at the Penn State Schuylkill Bookstore.

Light refreshments will be provided after the event.

For additional information, contact Dr. Valerie Schrader at 570-385-6072 or [email protected].