Brief: The Bradley Speech Team presents “Night Before Nationals” showcase

The Bradley University Speech Team recently took home its 16th consecutive state championship, with eight students receiving individual championship awards.

Their “Night Before Nationals” showcase event will demonstrate to audience members the work speech team members have dedicated all year before heading to their national competitions.

The team competes in events such as prose, literature interpretation, communication analysis and oral interpretation.

The cost of the event is $5 per person, and the proceeds will go toward travel expenses. There are two shows on both Friday and Saturday, with a PG-rated event at 7 p.m. and an R-rated event at 9 p.m.