The Yellow Jacket, Yearbook of Thomas Jefferson High School, 1964 Page: 59
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Debaters in Active Program
Prissy Jordan, Justin Campbell, Theresa Marks, and Bob Thompson made many a speech.
The four debaters took part in a wide variety of speech tournaments during the
year. their efforts resulting in valuable experience for them and good representation
for their school. After participating in summer training programs at Lamar Tech
and the University of Texas. Bob and Justin led the way in competition at meets in
Tulane University, Spring Branch of Houston, and Bavlor University. Thompson
scored a second place in extemporaneous speech at the Bellaire tournament. a first
at Spring Branch in original oratory, and first in extemporaneous speech at Lamar
Tech. The boys' team placed first in district Interscholastic League, while the girls'
team overcame regional opposition and represented the school in the state meet.
The highlight of the year for Bob came in March when he represented Texas in
the Veteran of Foreign Wars "Voice of Democracy" contest in Washington. D. C.
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