PEORIA, Ill. --- The summer forensics program is a two week speech program held for high school students from all around the country.
The students wrote and developed their own speeches during those two weeks and prepared for presenting them on the final days, where they will be evaluated on their work.
The program is used to prepare students for college level competitions, as well as helping them to compete on their own high school level.
"It gives them a chance to communicate their ideas, to communicate something they feel passionate about and prepare themselves in the summer and they are working on their messages to ultimately succeed throughout the course of their regular season", said Ken Young, Director of Forensics at Bradley University.
Bradley has been holding this event for about 20 years, as it also gives high school students the experience of working with a national winning speech team.