Coaches and members of the Eagan High School speech and debate team showcase the proclamation from the Minnesota State Legislature declaring March 3 as Speech and Debate Education Day.
Many of you shared
announced two inaugural award winners. Executive Director J. Scott Wunn traveled to Colorado to surprise National Educator of the Year Award recipient Renee Motter, while National Exemplary Student Service Award winner Delanya Storey celebrated her accomplishment with her team. You can read full profiles on these incredible individuals on pages 102 and 104. We asked students, coaches, and alumni like you from across the
heartwarming photos and testimonials on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtag #transformingtomorrow.
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Finalists for National Educator of the Year include Joni Anker from Eagan High School, MN; Dario Camara from Western High School, FL; Clifton Davis from Hillcrest High School, ID; Renee Motter from Air Academy High School, CO; and Cheryl Potts from Clark High School and Plano Senior High School, TX. Renee Motter was selected as the 2017 recipient and is featured in this monthâ€™s Coach Profile (see page 102). Finalists for the National Exemplary Student Service Award include Kylie Almeida from Widefield High School, CO; Victoria Bevard from Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology, VA; Chloe Dennison from Asheville High School, NC; Andres Mata from Salina South High School, KS; Delanya Storey from Jefferson County IB School, AL; and Henry Lininger from South Eugene High School, OR. Delanya Storey was selected as the 2017 recipient and is featured in this monthâ€™s Student Spotlight (see page 104).
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