DHS Students Named Academic All Americans in Speech & Debate
DHS Students Named Academic All Americans in Speech & Debate
Posted on 05/26/2016
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Danville, KY (May 26, 2016)Five students from Danville High School have been named National Speech & Debate Association Academic All Americans in recognition of speech and debate excellence and academic success.  Graduating seniors Lydia Graham, Caitlin Haskett, and Kelli MacLauchlin plus rising seniors Billy Critchfield and Grace Sheene have earned this honor – five of only fifteen named in Kentucky this school year.


Member students may be nominated for this prestigious award by meeting several criteria—including maintaining a GPA of 3.7/4.0 or higher in addition to earning an ACT score of 27 or higher and/or a combined SAT score of 2,000 or higher.


Academic All Americans must hold a National Speech & Debate Association degree of Superior Distinction or higher within the Honor Society, reflecting the attainment of 750 or more degree points earned through speaking competition or service activities. Finally, they must demonstrate outstanding character and leadership.


Five DHS students, including Haskett and Sheene, will compete in the NSDA’s national speech and debate tournament, the largest academic event in the world, in Salt Lake City in June on behalf of the Kentucky District and Danville High School.


About the National Speech & Debate Association

The National Speech & Debate Association is the largest interscholastic speech and debate organization serving middle school, high school, and collegiate students in the United States. The Association provides competitive speech and debate activities, high-quality resources, comprehensive training, scholarship opportunities, and advanced recognition to more than 130,000 students and coaches every year. For nearly 90 years, the National Speech & Debate Association has empowered more than 1.5 million members to become engaged citizens, skilled professionals, and honorable leaders in our society. For more information, visit www.speechanddebate.org.

Picture:  (l to r)  Grace Sheene, Lydia Graham, Billy Critchfield, Kelli MacLauchlin, Caitlin Haskett