Newberry College Students Honored at the South Carolina Speech and Theatre Association State College Festival Competition

March 02, 2012

Students from the Newberry College Department of Arts and Communications competed in the South Carolina Speech and Theatre Association State College Festival Competition held Feb. 11 at Tri-County Technical College in Easley, S.C.
Among the winners from Newberry College were Amanda Williams, winning second place in Audition Monologues; Stephanie Strickland and Brittnay Kaminer, who placed first and third in Prose Interpretation; Raymond Schwindler, who won second place in Theatrical Design; and John Fowler and Stephanie Strickland, who placed second and third in Informative Speaking.
Strickland was also honored with the “Triathlon Award.” This award, SCSTA’s highest individual honor, is presented to a student who enters three events with at least one of the events a Theatre event, one event a Performance Studies event, and one of the events a Public Speaking event. The student with the highest combined score in all three events wins the Triathlon Award.


About Newberry College: A private, residential, co-educational, college with a diverse student population, Newberry College offers baccalaureate degrees in 24 majors, 31 minors, and 27 areas of concentration. Founded in 1856 by the Lutheran Church, the college is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the National Association of Schools of Music. The college has a radio and television station, and offers 15 NCAA Division II sports. In the recent 2012 ranking of the Best Colleges in U.S. News & World Report, Newberry College placed in the top tier of regional colleges in the South. For more information, visit

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