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    March 12, 2019

    EL CENTRO — Some 175 migrant students from 13 Imperial County school districts competed Saturday in the 10th annual Imperial County Office of Education Migrant Education Program Speech and Debate Tournament at Southwest High School.

    ICOE-MEP Program Director Sandra Kofford said the speech and debate event is intended to build migrant students’ confidence by helping them develop public speaking skills and learn how to present themselves professionally. Students are provided business attire for the competition, Kofford said, and many go on to become involved in other extracurricular activities, which serves them both academically and socially.

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    Tom Bodus, Staff Writer-I.V. Press