Master Debater

By: Beth Shayne
By: Beth Shayne

The athlete-style "press conference" began like this: "After consideration from Vanderbilt, University of Pittsburgh, and George Mason University," Tylor Orme said, "I've decided to attend Miami University of Ohio and accept their scholarship for forensics."

The high school senior signed his "letter of intent" Wednesday afternoon, accepting a forensics scholarship for several thousand dollars from a school he'd hoped to attend.

He is not going for athletics. He's a three-time state champ in his public speaking event, and that will pay part of his way through college.

The little stunt was set up by his team members, not just to congratulate one of their team stars, but also to bring attention to a competition that doesn't get the limelight very often.


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