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Gateway Speech Team Places In Owensboro Tournament

The Gateway Community & Technical College Speech Team placed third in the community college division at the BBQ Capital of the World Invitational in Owensboro, Ky., Nov. 6. The event was the teams first tournament of the 2009-2010 academic year.

Karyn McKinley, an Associate of Applied Science major from Cincinnati, was a finalist in varsity persuasive speaking and was the top novice speaker in persuasive speaking. This was my first speech tournament, and I was shocked to make it into the final rounds, McKinley said. I met some great people, had some great laughs, and as a writer I can now grow because of this experience. I highly recommend participating in the team to anyone who is considering it.

The Gateway team will travel to Transylvania University in Lexington for the second tournament on December 5.

Other members of the 2009-2010 speech team include Gina Wolfe, an Associate in Science major from Bellevue, and Brenda Ryan, an Associate of Applied Science major from Florence.

For more information about the team, contact Michelle Deeley Wilhite, Speech and Debate Coach, 859-442-4143 or