Laurel Eddins (WDI, 2015) Named South Oregon’s NSDA/NFL Student of the Year

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Laurel Eddins, a WDI alumna from the Summer 2015 session, was selected as the South Oregon NSDA/NFL district’s ‘Student of the Year’.  Her nomination included the following paragraph:  “Laurel has attended workshops at Kansas and Whitman, and was selected for the 2015 Women’s Debate Institute, which cultivates in young women “the skills to be successful debaters, effective advocates, exceptional public speakers, and educated professionals with the ability to transform our world.”  She called her week there “the best experience of my life” and has applied to return as a counselor.  And she has aggressively recruited other Oregon debaters to apply, as she has become committed to addressing gender-based inequities in speech and debate.” Congratulations Laurel!