Forensic coach earns recognition

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POLAND -The National Forensic League has announced that D’arcy F. Patey-Robinson from Poland Regional High School has earned a third diamond.

Patey-Robinson attained a total of 6,066 points on March 16. Coaches receive 1/10th of their students’ points. Under Patey-Robinson’s instructions, her students earned more than 60,660 credit points.

In June, Patey-Robinson will receive special recognition at the Lincoln Financial Group/National Forensic League National Tournament for her dedication in training leadership skills.

Coaches qualify for membership and advanced degrees according to the same schedule provided for students and must apply and pay a membership fee. Coaches who obtained membership as a student can request their points be added to their coaching record. One-tenth of the points earned as a student will be transferred without application or fee.

On attaining a total of 1,500 points, coaches are entitled to wear a diamond-set league key or pin; additional diamonds accrue at 3,000, 6,000, 10,000 and each 3,000 points thereafter. Minimum time for each diamond is five years as a league member coach. Also the degrees for three coaches in each chapter count toward district standings and tournament apportionment.

This year’s National Speech Tournament will be held in Grapevine/Colleyville, Texas, June 18 to 23 and will draw 2,700 students and 1,500 coaches, school administrators and parents.

The league is a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational honor society founded in 1925 by Bruno E. Jacob at Ripon College, Ripon, Wisc. Its purpose is to encourage and motivate high school students to participate in and become proficient in the forensic arts: debate, public speaking and interpretation.

For more information, contact J. Scott Wunn, national secretary, National Forensic League, 125 Watson St., Ripon, WI 54971; 920-748-6206; nflrast rum@centurytel.net.

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