Carroll’s own David Brown was recently announced as one of the winners of the Diamond Coach Award by the National Speech & Debate Association.
Fifteen speech and debate coaches have earned this prestigious award in the National Speech & Debate Association’s Honor Society. Because of these coaches, thousands of students have access to the life changing benefits of speech and debate.
The National Speech & Debate Association’s Honor Society has been recognizing student and coach achievements in speech and debate since 1925. The prestigious diamond award recognizes a professional career that combines excellence and longevity in speech and debate. Coach Brown was awarded the First Diamond Award.
Coaches earn distinction 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 diamond levels the more points they receive 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 soon. Five years must pass between each diamond award.
Coach Brown will be recognized at the world’s largest academic competition, the National Speech & Debate Tournament, in Birmingham, Alabama on June 22, 2017. More than 7,000 students, coaches, and parents from across the nation attend the National Tournament every year.