Roots and Growth

  • Bob Quinn
  • Liz Carlisle


When I was a sophomore at Big Sandy High School, we started a new club: speech and debate. I liked it better than any other extracurricular activity because it was easy to make friends with people from all over the state. In sports, you shook hands with the other team after the game, but you didn’t really mix with them much—the objective was to beat them. Speech was different. We talked to each other. Sometimes I learned surprising things.

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  • Bob Quinn
  • Liz Carlisle

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