All Saints debate earns diamond honors

Published on Monday, 20 January 2014 22:55 - Written by Staff Reports

The National Speech and Debate Association recognized All Saints Episcopal School’s Kristi Braley as its newest diamond coach.

Ms. Braley, who is the upper school debate teacher at the Tyler school, received a second diamond award after earning more than 3,800 points late last year, according to an association news release.

A diamond award recognizes the career that integrates excellence and longevity.

Coaches receive the award based on the points received. Coaches receive one-tenth of their students’ points and one-tenth of the points they earned as a student member of the league, according to the news release.

After a minimum of five years as a league member, a coach with 1,500 points receives a first diamond.

The coach earns a second diamond for 3,000 points and a third diamond for 6,000 points and so on, according to the news release. There must be five years between each diamond award.

The association will recognize Ms. Braley at the National Speech and Debate Tournament in June in Overland Park, Kan.