LSU Shreveport Debater Competes in National Tournament
April 26, 2011LSU Shreveport student Kate Ryland placed 36th at the 138th Annual Interstate Oratory Association (IOA) National Championship. Ryland is a junior speech communications and chemistry double major.
Ryland qualified for the competition by winning the Louisiana title at the Southern Forensics Championships in early February. Her speech was about the threat of Radio Frequency Identification chips found in credit cards and government identification.
In addition to Ryland's successful competition, LSU Shreveport won the bid to host the 141st IOA Championship in 2013. IOA is the oldest persuasive contest in America bringing together the top two speakers who qualified from each participating state.
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