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Tilghman Speech Captain earns national recognition

Meg Hancock, Paducah Tilghman junior and a captain of the Tilghman Speech and Debate Team has earned a Degree of Superior Distinction from the National Speech and Debate Association, NFL Honor Society, and been named a National Speech and Debate League Academic All-American.

To earn a Degree of Superior Distinction, the student must surpass 750 competition and public service points. The NSDA Academic All-American award is limited to students who have earned the Degree of Superior Distinction, have made above a 27 on the ACT, and have at least a 3.7 GPA.

Meg is currently the only Kentucky student from the Class of 2016 to hold the designation, and is one of fewer than 25 “Class of 2016” NSDA Academic All-Americans in the nation.

In addition to serving as team captain, Meg served as a main organizer for her team’s Candidate Forum, held in October; is a founding member of the Tilghman Tellers Storytelling Troupe and serves as a volunteer for the Paducah Middle and Clark Elementary Speech Teams.

She is the daughter of Justin and Sid Hancock.

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