Neenah Debate Students Win National Honors



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Elaina Plankey

Seniors Parker DeDeker and Robert Barthell were among three recipients statewide of the National Speech and Debate Association’s Speaking and Service Award. The award was presented to 184 students nationally out of the more than 140,000 members of the organization.

The award recognizes students who have reached the maximum number of service points in the student honor society. Students earn distinction through speech and debate competition, as well as community service, public speaking and leadership activities. Example service activities include judging a speech or debate round or coaching a practice for younger competitors.