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Madison Speech & Debate Teacher Receives National Coaching award

The National Forensic League announces Chris Mifflin as it's newest diamond coach

Chris Mifflin, speech and debate teacher at James Madison High School, was announced as the National Forensic League's newest diamond coach. Mifflin received a first diamond award after earning 1,514 points on January 29, 2013. A diamond award recognizes a professional career that combines excellence and longevity. The League provides diamond awards based on coach points received. Coaches receive one-tenth the points earned by their students and one-tenth of the points earned as a student member of the League.


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


North East ISD would like to congratulate Chris Mifflin on his recognition and the success of his students.


The National Forensic League is the honor society for middle and high school speech and debate. The nonprofit organization recognizes participation and progress in public speaking and debating activities as a means to meet the Common Core State Standards in listening, speaking, reading and writing. The League empowers students to become effective communicators, ethical individuals, critical thinkers, and leaders in our democratic society. Since 1925, more than 1.4 million students have participated in the League, with more than 120,000 active members representing nearly 3,000 schools. The League awards more than $200,000 in college scholarships at its annual National Tournament, the largest academic competition in the world. For more information, visit


Posted on February 28, 2013