The National Speech and Debate Association is proud to congratulate Leon students on earning the National Speech and Debate Association’s Academic All-American award! This coveted award recognizes academic rigor, competitive speech and debate success, and personal excellence.
From more than 141,000 student members of the National Speech and Debate Association, fewer than 500 students earn the Academic All-American award every year. This tremendous accomplishment places these students among the top half of one-percent of all student members across the country.
As you know, speech and debate provide life skills vital to a young person’s success. Speech and debate advances communication skills; improves reading, writing, and critical thinking skills; fosters interpersonal skills; and prepares students for college, a career, and beyond.