Forensic Falcons compete nationally in public speaking, oral interpretation, and reader’s theater. Although high school forensic experience helps, SIC coaches work closely with novice competitors.
The 2019-20 Forensic Falcons Team won their first tournament of the year at Bradley University. Pictured are front row, L-R: Collin Sexton (Norris City), William Pugsley (Carmi), Jacob Rice (Marion), Billy Lewis (Carrier Mills), Tucker Murphy (Golconda), Bradley Frailey (Harrisburg), and Kale Rister (Carrier Mills). Back row, L-R: Nick Triplett (Galatia), Alex Morris (Carrier Mills), Tiffany Turner (Galatia), Jasmine Teston (Harrisburg), Kenzee Dycus (Mount Vernon), Addie Mays (Mount Vernon), Shainna Ralston (Eldorado), and Alex Peebels (Eldorado).
The team consistently places in the top 10 at Phi Rho Pi (the national community college speech championship). The Forensic Falcons won the national title in 1986, 1997 and 2005 and placed second in 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, and 2019. Third place finishes include 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2001, 2010, 2014, and 2015. The Falcons placed fourth in 2006, 2012, 2013, and 2017.
- SIC has finished in the top 5 nationally for nearly 40 years.
- SIC has never been beaten by an Illinois Community College at national competition for 20+ years.
- SIC regularly defeats senior institutions at university tournaments.
- SIC was ranked a top 50 program nationally from BOTH two-year and four-year programs.