The McHenry County College Forensics Team placed third in the overall team sweepstakes and third out of 19 colleges and universities in the individual sweepstakes at the Litrenta Triangle Tournament held in February at Harper College, Palatine.

Seven MCC competitors won a total of eight awards. The students come from Woodstock, Wonder Lake, Huntley and Crystal Lake.

Liz Sullivan, Woodstock, won the Gold Award for Informative Speaking and the Silver Award for Prose Interpretation.

Dylan Eddy, Wonder Lake, won the Bronze Award for Dramatic Interpretation.

“These two students are a dynamic duo, consistently placing first or second at most tournaments with their scene from ‘Dancing Lessons’ by Mark St. Germain,” said Bonnie Gabel, an MCC speech instructor and the college’s director of forensics. “They delve into their characters to find both the funny and the fear, and this has allowed them to present a real portrait of two compelling people who do the relationship dance.”

“The quality of our talent is evident,” she continued, “but all of the team members are successful because they work hard to be the best. As we enter the postseason of competition and head into state, regional and national level competition, I am excited for how they will represent MCC.”

The next competitions for the  team are the Phi Rho Pi regional tournament this month and the national tournament in April.

News of recognitions, milestones and other community events can be sent to Janet Dovidio at

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