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Monday, February 18, 2008

Kristin Nehls

Kristin Nehls looks like a new woman these days—she now has a chic red bob in place of her long dark blond hair, after she dyed her hair red and donated 10 inches of hair to “Locks for Love”.

She knows how to make a statement with her looks and her speech. As a freshman, she is already a dynamic member of the Forensics Speech and Debate team. She performed a prose at the Fall Showcase in front of numerous OU students, which included dialog in French.

Kristin wasn’t always excellent in front of the crowd. When she joined the speech and debate team at her high school located in Naperville, a suburb of Chicago, she was the worst speaker on the team, Nehls said. She worked hard, changed her tactics and event, and eventually became the best on her team. She has received a scholarship to be on OU’s forensics team.

The experience of being a part of the forensics team is worth all the effort and sacrifices, including sacrificing complete freedom with her hair. Initially she dyed it pink, but team rules require a professional appearance so Kristin opted for a red hue. She has developed her best friendships with the people on the team, and she is constantly being challenged to become a better communicator.

Kristin’s good communication skills will come in handy after graduation when she is traveling the world as a broadcast journalist.

~Jeanna Packard

(Note photo is pre-red hair)