Freshman Spotlight: Spencer Schumacher



  Spencer Schumacher                                                                                                                                    Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky                                                                                                                        Major: Government

What are three things on your freshman year bucket list?

Three things on my freshman year bucket list are to get through two semesters without destroying my GPA, to make a bunch of new friends inside and outside of speech, and to explore Austin because it’s a cool city!

What is your favorite class in college so far?

My favorite class is my Congressional Elections class. It’s basically like hearing an extemp speech every day in school, and my professor is really cool and really knowledgable. 

What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

The best piece of advice I was ever given was by one of my friends back in Kentucky who asked, “When you’re having a conversation with someone, are you listening so you can respond or are you listening so you can understand.” That’s helped me be able to understand other people’s points of view. 

If you could be famous, what would you want to be famous for?

If I were famous, I would want to be famous for being the best mayor Louisville, Kentucky has ever seen. 

What is your favorite thing about speech?

My favorite thing about speech is every single time I go to a tournament or just hear a friend practicing, I am exposed to so many different ideas, and I get to learn so much just by listening. 

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