Two debate students named national All American
Two debate students named national All American
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Pattonville High School seniors Keturah Gadson and Samuel Riggs earned the Academic All-American Award from the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA). This award recognizes academic rigor, competitive success, and personal excellence and places Gadson and Riggs among the top half of 1 percent of all student members across the country. Fewer than 500 students across the country are selected to receive the award annually out of more than 141,000 student members of the National Speech and Debate Association.

The All-American Award recognizes students who have completed at least five semesters of high school; earned the degree of Superior Distinction in the NSDA Honor Society; achieved rigorous criteria for GPA and/or test score requirements; and demonstrated outstanding character and leadership.

Gadson and Riggs are members of Pattonville's speech and debate team, which is coached by teacher Jennifer Raymond.