LSU Shreveport Debater Qualifies for Oldest Speaking Contest in Nation
February 10, 2011
Kate Ryland, a senior, double-majoring in chemistry and speech communication has qualified to compete at the 138th Annual Interstate Oratory Competition to be held at James Madison University in late April of this year.
As the top persuasive speaker for the State of Louisiana at the Southern Forensics Championships, Ryland will join the top two speakers from each of the other 49 states. Ryland's speech voiced serious concerns about radio-frequency identification chips and their effect on our privacy.
The Interstate Oratory Association annually sponsors a contest for two winning contestants from each state since 1872.
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