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MacArthur Speech & Debate Teacher Newest Diamond Coach

MacArthur Speech & Debate teacher, Michelle Watkins, newest diamond coach

The National Forensic League, the speech and debate honor society, has awarded Michelle Watkins as its newest diamond coach. Watkins, the speech and debate teacher at MacArthur High School, received a first diamond award after earning 2,708.40 points on October 18. 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. After a minimum of five years as a League member, a coach who attains 1,500 points is awarded a first diamond; he or she receives a second diamond for 3,000 points, a third for 6,000 points, and so on. Five years must pass between each diamond award.

On June 19, 2014, Watkins will receive special recognition at the National Forensic League National Speech & Debate Tournament in Overland park, Kansas.



Posted on November 05, 2013