Kay Ross 1978

Kay Ross 1978

Here’s a picture of Kay Ross that I took at the 1978 Hollywood High School graduation. Mrs. Ross was the debate coach for many years. She worked with me and with many of my friends. Kay Ross was continually frustrated with me for being too critical of America, but she generously gave her time and energy to help all of us sharpen our skills.

Even now, decades later, we recall Mrs. Ross’s basic teachings, such as “don’t begin a speech with an apology.” It’s interesting to note that she looks far younger in this picture than she does in my memories.

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