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Posted April 23, 2015

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Rio Grande Speech Coach Gets National Recognition

Luis Chavez was honored as a "diamond coach."

The National Speech and Debate Association has named Luis Chavez, who coaches the speech and debate team at Rio Grande High School, as its newest diamond award winner.

The diamond award recognizes coaches based on their team’s performance and their longevity. A coach is named a ‘diamond coach’ once they earn 1,500 points. Points are awarded based on points earned by the students on the team and points earned by the coach when he was a student. After being a coach for five years, he or she is eligible for the diamond award.

“We are very proud of Mr. Chavez and our student speech and debate team members,” said Amanda DeBell, principal at Rio Grande.

Chavez will be recognized at the National Speech & Debate Tournament on June 18 in Dallas, Texas. 

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