Greg Achten, upper school speech and debate coach, has been awarded a 2 Diamond degree of membership in the National Speech & Debate Association’s Honor Society.
The award is directly tied to student performance; the congratulatory letter noted that Achten has earned more than 3,000 points from presentations, competitions and service by students. He earned his first diamond in 2013; a second diamond can only be awarded after five years, and the teacher must earn a certain number of points each year in between. Achten will receive his award at the 2018 National Speech & Debate Tournament in Florida in June, and will be noted in the association’s magazine, Rostrum. Huge congrats!