Iowa Western Community College hosted its annual Spring Speech Contest April 15 in Fremont Hall. The event was sponsored by the Communication Club, 89.7 The River, and the IWCC College Store. Fifty students entered the competition. Winners and their topics were:
1st place: Emma Preston of Council Bluffs (the stigma of mental illness)
2nd place: Kaylee Miller of Council Bluffs (aquatic education)
3rd place: Chase Turner of Moville, Iowa (eliminating the Electoral College)
4th place: Ashley Murray of Honey Creek, Iowa (organ donation)
5th place: Elliott Smith of Omaha (the reality of ghosts)
6th place: Cody Johnson of Cumberland, Iowa (Sea World's mistreatment of animals)
Tournament directors were IWCC faculty members Nicole Juranek, Jamie Stech, and Elizabeth Duncan.
Pictured left to right: Emma Preston, Kaylee Miller, Chase Turner, Ashley Murray, Elliott Smith, and Cody Johnson.