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UW-Eau Claire Forensics Student Places
Second in Nation at Interstate Oratory Contest

RELEASED: May 15, 2007

Christine Zani
Christine Zani

EAU CLAIRE — Two University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics students represented Wisconsin and traveled to the Interstate Oratory Contest April 27-28 in Santa Fe, N.M.. The IOC, the oldest intercollegiate forensics competition in existence, celebrated its 135th anniversary.

Senior Christine Zani, Hurley, place second in the nation with a strong performance in both the semi-finals and in finals.

Julie Germain
Julie Germain

"She gave a flawless speech," said forensics director Karen Morris "Very rarely do coaches get to watch their students perform in competition, but I was fortunate enough to see both of these amazing performances."

Sophomore Julie Germain, New Richmond, attended her first IOC and came very close to making it to the semi-finals. To proceed to the semi-finals a student must have 23 points and Germain had a cumulative score of 24.

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