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Johnson Speech & Debate Coach Receives National Coaching Award

The National Speech & Debate Association announced Barbara McCain as its newest diamond coach. McCain, of Claudia TaylorJohnson HS, Texas, received a Third Diamond Award after earning 6,001 points on March 22.

On June 19, 2014, McCain will receive special recognition at the National Speech & Debate Tournament in Overland Park, Kansas. Each year, the tournament draws more than 5,000 students, coaches, and parents from across the nation. The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has placed the tournament on the NASSP National Advisory List of Contests and Activities since the origination of the list. Barbara McCain Wins National Coaching Award

About the National Speech & Debate Association
The National Speech & Debate Association is the largest interscholastic speech and debate organization serving middle school, high school, and collegiate students in the United States. The Association provides competitive speech and debate activities, high-­‐quality resources, comprehensive training, scholarship opportunities, and advanced recognition to more than 130,000 students and coaches every year. For nearly

90 years, the National Speech & Debate Association has empowered more than 1.4 million members to become engaged citizens, skilled professionals, and honorable leaders in our society. For more information, visit


Posted on May 05, 2014