Aldine ISD teacher wins World Championship of Public Speaking

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Ramona Smith went from a four-time college dropout to the top of her class.

An Aldine ISD teacher is celebrating the achievement of a lifetime.

Ramona Smith, a first-year teacher at MacArthur High School, beat out more than 30,000 people to be named the World Champion of Public Speaking by Toastmasters International.

She is just the second African-American woman in history to win the prestigious title.

ABC13 caught up with Smith to hear the amazing story behind her speech, which is now inspiring people worldwide.
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