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Three students advance to state speech tournament

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 13th, 2013

ROCHELLE — The Rochelle Township High School Speech team took fourth place in the sectional tournament Saturday at DeKalb and John Whitman distinguished himself as Sectional Champion in Extemporaneous Speaking.

The topic Whitman drew has been a hot button issue among economists for the last four years: Is the value of a college education in decline?” 

Whitman gave what his father, Kurt Wolter, described as “the best extemporaneous speech I have ever seen him give.”

Wolter said John defended his position that a college degree remains a valuable asset.

For the complete article see the 02-12-2013 issue.

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