The National Forensics League announced this week that Hillcrest High School has earned the coveted 2012-2013 Leading Chapter Award in the Sundance District the highest recognition the league can give a chapter.
Only one school in each district of the league attains this designation each year. Once a school achieves the award, it has to wait five years before it can be eligible for the award again.
Out of more than 3,000 member schools nationwide, Hillcrest is one of only 109 schools to receive the Leading Chapter Award.
Principal Sue Malone says the award reflects 619 members and degrees over 12 years. In that time, she says, several hundred students have been taught communication, analysis, leadership, and social skills.
Congratulations to current Hillcrest National Forensic League adviser Mark Doherty and the past and present students involved in competitive speech and debate.