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Miami Speech Team in international tournamen


OXFORD, Ohio -- Miami University's speech team won second place at the recent International Forensics Association (IFA) tournament in Lisbon, Portugal.

Arizona State University was the first place winner.

American schools dominated the competition with Midland Lutheran placing third and Texas Southern University placing fourth.

Miami students also won individual honors.

Alyssa Wright, P.O. Box 281, Cohoctah, Mich. 48816, won fourth place in persuasive speaking, and sixth place in impromptu speaking, prose interpretation and extemporaneous speaking.

Amanda Hickman, 1916 Washington Mill Road, Xenia 45385, won third place in duo interpretation and was a semifinalist in poetry interpretation.

Andy Cleary, 1031 Douglas Drive, Wooster 44691, won second place in impromptu speaking and fourth place in extemporaneous speaking.

Phil Ruth, 2842 Mt. Olive Agosta, New Bloomington 43341, won first place in prose interpretation, fifth place in poetry interpretation and third place in duo interpretation and after-dinner speaking.

Dan Hungerman, 1618 Moreview Drive, Copley 44321, won third place in persuasive speaking, fourth place in informative speaking and second place in prose interpretation and extemporaneous speaking.

Laura Batt, 2650 Skyline Blvd., Reno, Nev. 89509, won fourth place in impromptu speaking, sixth place in after-dinner speaking and was a semifinalist in prose interpretation.

Annette Urena, Avenue Magdalena 1307, San Juan, Puerto Rico, was a semifinalist in Lincoln-Douglas Debate competition.

While attending the IFA conference, Urena and debate team coach Leah White, professor of communication at Miami, conducted a debate workshop at a local Lisbon high school.


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