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Speech team places fifth in state forensics tournament

The Muskingum College speech team placed fifth overall in the 2008 State Forensics Tournament, held recently at The Ohio State University in Columbus.

The following Muskingum students were honored at the tournament:

Rachel Thompson '10 placed ninth in varsity persuasive speaking on the topic of Campus Climate Neutrality and the Presidential Climate Challenge.

Yaesong Jung, an exchange student from Seoul, South Korea, won second place in novice multicultural informative speaking on the topic, Korea's Shifting Racial History.

Morgan Shepard '10 ranked seventh in novice after dinner speaking.on the topic The Franco-American Relationship.

In addition to their tournament honors, Yaesong and Morgan have earned eligibility to attend the Novice Nationals Tournament this March in Pensacola, Florida.

The speech team is coached and advised by Instructor of Speech Communication Rachel Pollock.