Elizabeth Graham Joins the McKendree Speech and Debate Team

Lebanon, Ill. — The McKendree University speech and debate team recently welcomed a new member, Elizabeth Graham.

Graham, a graduate of Normal West High School in Normal, Ill., participated in mock trial and theater in high school. She is a Presidential Scholarship recipient at McKendree. “I'm really excited to be able to join such an amazing team. I can’t wait to see how the team will help me grow through my years at McKendree,” said Graham.

“I’m very pleased that Elizabeth will be competing for us,” said Joe Blasdel, coach. “She is a talented student who I’m sure will continue the success of the McKendree speech and debate team.”


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Elizabeth Graham, of Normal, Ill., is the McKendree speech and debate team’s newest member.




McKendree University is a College of Distinction, among “America’s 100 Best College Buys,” and recognized as a “Military Friendly School” by Victory Media for 2014. Founded in 1828, the historic Lebanon, Ill., campus is 25 miles from downtown St. Louis. McKendree also has campuses in Louisville and Radcliff, Ky., and offers programs at Scott Air Force Base and other sites throughout Illinois and Kentucky. www.mckendree.edu