Heidelberg University’s Speech Team, coached by Dan Higgins, traveled to Bowling Green State University over the weekend to compete in the annual “Falcon Classic” speech tournament, and came home with an impressive victory.
Competing against 23 schools, Heidelberg edged out the University of Michigan by a single point to capture a first-place team trophy in their division.
Individual honors went to sophomore Hannah Long-Higgins of Canal Winchester, who won first place in After Dinner Speaking. Senior Gabby Mintz of New Riegel claimed a fifth place in Informative Speaking. Junior Katie Brand of Woodville placed fifth in Programmed Oral Interpretation. Sophomore Ashley Racicot of Dudley, Mass., earned the top novice award in the same event.