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Congratulations to the University Laboratory School Speech & Debate Students and their Coach Mr. Bill Teter! The University Laboratory School has earned the 2016- 17 Leading Chapter Award in the Hawaii District.
This coveted honor, based on student participation throughout the school year, is the highest recognition a school can receive from the National Speech & Debate Association. Only the top school in accumulated members and degrees per district earns this designation each year, and each school must wait at least five years before being eligible again. Out of more than 3,000 member schools nationwide, ULS is one of only 108 to receive the Leading Chapter Award.
The award reflects 322 members and degrees over 13 years. In that time, several hundred students have been taught communication, critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration skills through speech and debate. The Leading Chapter Award serves as an indication of Mr. Teter’s relentless dedication to these students and to speech and debate education. Mr. Teter’s efforts truly embody our mission to empower youth. Congratulations on this remarkable achievement!
In recognition of this outstanding accomplishment, your district chair will present ULS’s team with a commemorative plaque at the 2017-18 district tournament.