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Los Alamos Middle School Teacher Sherri Bublitz Earns Prestigious Speech And Debate Diamond Award

on March 20, 2019 - 8:26am
NSDA News:
 
DES MOINES, Iowa The National Speech & Debate Association is proud to announce Sherri Bublitz of Los Alamos Middle School as a winner of the Diamond Award, recognizing a professional career that combines excellence and longevity in speech and debate education. This is her first Diamond Award.
 
The National Speech & Debate Association has been recognizing student and coach achievements in speech and debate since 1925. Coaches earn points in the national honorary through team participation, student achievement, public service, and leadership work. To earn a Diamond Award, a coach must be a member of the National Speech & Debate Association for at least five years.
 
Coaches earn additional awards with more points earned in the Honor Society. A coach who attains 1,500 points is awarded a first diamond; they receive a second diamond for 3,000 points, a third for 6,000 points, and so on. Five years must pass between each Diamond Award.
 
"Our Diamond Award winners provide access to the life changing benefits of speech and debate for thousands of students," said National Speech & Debate Association Director J. Scott Wunn. "We are proud to recognize these educators for their service, and thank them for their hard work."
 
All Diamond Award winners will be recognized at the world’s largest academic competition, the National Speech & Debate Tournament, in Dallas, Texas this June. More than 7,000 students, coaches, and parents from across the nation attend the National Tournament every year.

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