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In my case, they were carried on from A.E. Phillips to Ruston High School.

Some of the most useful aspects of my high school years came from my speech classes and my membership in the debate club.

No one could have been a better teacher than Anne Mitchell.

She was a superb example and set the pace to follow on to university years and beyond.

Mrs. Mitchell taught us the many fine arts of looking at two sides of the same issue and how to be persuasive on both.

She also could expose the mysteries of such matters as impromptu speaking — and there are many.

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