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reagan speech teacher receives national award

Reagan speech teacher Katie Vogel has earned the Diamond Award from the National Forensic League (NFL).

A Diamond Award recognizes a professional career that combines excellence and longevity. The NFL provides diamond awards based on coach points received. A coach may receive one-tenth the points of every student coached and one-tenth of the points earned as a student member of the NFL. After attaining a total of 1,500 points, a member coach is entitled to wear a diamond-set key or pin. Additional diamonds accrue at 3,000 points, 6,000 points, 10,000 points, and each 3,000 points thereafter. The minimum time between earning each diamond is five years as a coach of the NFL.

On June 20, 2013, these coaches will receive special recognition at the Lincoln Financial Group/National Forensic League National Speech & Debate Tournament in Birmingham, Alabama.

About the League
The NFL recognizes participation and progress in middle and high school public speaking and debating activities as a means to meet Common Core State Standards in listening, speaking, reading and writing. The League empowers educators with resources, fostering in students the ability to think critically, research persistently, articulate clearly and lead ethically in a democratic society. Since 1925, nearly 1.4 million students have participated in the League, with more than 120,000 active members in nearly 3,000 schools.

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Posted on November 16, 2012