My hat is off to the students who comprise the Clark College Speech & Debate Team! They were just ranked 22nd in the nation over all and 6th among 2 year community colleges. 6th in the country!!! That’s a very big deal… Think how many community colleges there must be in the country! (I just looked it up: approx 1,116.)
Why is this? Because of Dave K, the Director of Forensics. His coaching and guidance are the key to the team’s success. And also? His ability to get his team to tournaments safely, even though he is the world’s worst commuter van driver. (Ever.)
Getting involved with a Speech & Debate program is the most valuable thing I ever did, as far as my education goes. Those of you with kids in school should insist they take a public speaking course and get involved with debate if it is available to them. They will thank you later. Profusely.