Two from Dickson County bring home speech and debate awards

Posted by Lori Shull - Monday, December 16 2013
lshull@tntech.edu

 

Two Tennessee Tech University students this semester helped to bring home more awards for the speech and debate team.

Chris King, of Dickson, was a finalist in persuasive speaking and in informative speaking at the BBQ Capital of the World tournament at Owensboro Community and Technical College in Kentucky. At the Berea and Cumberland Swing tournament in Kentucky, he won the third place novice award in informative speaking and fifth place in persuasive speaking. At that competition, the team also won second place in the large school debate sweepstakes and third place in the large school individual events sweepstakes.

King graduated from TTU in December with a degree in electrical engineering. He is a graduate of Creek Wood High School.

Elizabeth Jackson, of White Bluff, was a finalist in informative speaking and won the top novice award in persuasive speaking at the Owensboro tournament.  She also took second place in novice informative speaking, fourth place in informative speaking and fifth and sixth places in persuasive speaking, on different days of the competition in Berea.

Jackson graduated from TTU in December with a degree in speech communication. She is a graduate of Creek Wood High School.

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