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Muskingum College speaker qualifies for Interstate
Oratorical Association tournament

APRIL 7, 2003 - For the second year in a row, a Muskingum College student will be Ohio's representative at the annual Interstate Oratorical Association (IOA) national speech tournament on April 24 at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

Becky Clough '04 qualified for the tournament through her performance in persuasive speaking at the recently held state forensics competition.

Muskingum College has had three champions at the national tournament. Last year,

Ryan Donaghy '04 was the state representative at the tournament, held in Rapid City, South Dakota.

This is the 131st straight year the IOA has hosted this tournament, the longest continually-running speech competition in the country.