Congratulations to Michael Yeakey, AP English teacher and Speech & Debate coach, who received the Don Crabtree Distinguished Service Award from the National Speech & Debate Association this year.
Coaches earn service points by doing things that only indirectly benefit their own teams, such as hosting tournaments, serving on committees, and more. Michael has served on the Executive Board of the Indiana High School Forensics Association in the past and is now in his 15th year as a District Committee Member of the Northeast Indiana District of the NSDA.
Michael has also led the Bethany Speech & Debate team to state qualifications every year since 2014. His contributions have helped grow the program at Bethany into a popular one, and we're so excited his work is being nationally recognized. Congrats, Michael!