Jeremy Hamilton has earned recognition from the National Speech & Debate Association by earning his second diamond in the Diamond Coach Award! Recently, twenty-four speech and debate coaches nationwide have earned this prestigious award. The diamond award recognizes a professional career that combines excellence and longevity in speech and debate.
Coaches earn distinction in the national honorary through team participation, student achievement, public service, and leadership work. To earn a diamond award, a coach must be a member of the National Speech & Debate Association for at least five years. Coaches earn additional diamond levels the more points they receive in the Honor Society. A coach who attains 1,500 points is awarded a first diamond; they receive a second diamond for 3,000 points, a third for 6,000 points, and so on. Five years must pass between each diamond award.
Hamilton will be recognized at the world’s largest academic competition, the National Speech & Debate Tournament, in Birmingham, Alabama, on June 22, 2017.