Forensic Team

Forensic Team

This speech, performance and debate team offers a high-quality learning opportunity.  Our team competes from September-April, travels to two or three tournaments a semester, and OCC covers the cost of judging, registration and etc.  Undergraduate students in good academic standing can compete in one or more events (Informative Speaking, Poetry, Dramatic Interpretation, Parliamentary Debate and more), earn college credit for their work, and may even be eligible for scholarship money.


Congratulations to the OCC Forensic Team for competing against students from 6 other schools and placing 2nd at the MISL (Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League) Mini Tournament on Oct. 1, 2022!  We even had three students qualify for nationals!   We placed as the top Community College at the Dec. 3rd tournament too.  

Now, OCC students will start to prepare for future tournaments.  One of them will be an in-person event at Northwood University on Feb. 18 (Likely Feb. 17 leave), and another will be the state tournament at Eastern Michigan U. on March 4th. Each will offer 11 events detailed via the links on this page.  

If you join the team, you can help us continue to be successful, and you will certainly benefit too.  As Inc. Magazine says, “Public Speaking is No Longer a ‘Soft Skill.’ It’s Your Key to Success in Any Field." So, any improvement in your presentation skills will support your success in college and beyond!

Coaching has started, and with the right planning, you could be prepared and shine too! Remote and in-person sessions are available.

Why not try something new, meet others at OCC, and network with individuals from other schools!?

To set up a coaching appointment or get the Zoom link for the tournament, email Ms. Bennett.  

Contact Information

Carole Bennett

27055 Orchard Lake Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Office G-107