The Power of Public Speaking
Exchange student from the Philippines shows off his speech and debate medal in Oklahoma

Filipino finishing strong in Oklahoma

Public speaking has always been my strength and my source of confidence, and I'm proud that I have used it in a lot of positive ways during my exchange year.

I joined my school's speech and debate team at the beginning of the school year, and I learned a lot of things that really made my year remarkable.

During the Regional Speech and Debate Tournament, I qualified in two of my events for the Speech and Debate State Championship Tournament 2022.

—Alshameer (YES, Philippines), hosted by the Marr family (OK)