Topeka High teacher Dustin Rimmey has achieved a diamond award with the National Forensic League (NFL). He received his first diamond on November 9, 2012 after earning 1,663 points from the NFL—the speech and debate honor society.
A diamond award recognizes a professional career that combines excellence and longevity. Diamond awards are based on coach points received. Coaches receive one-tenth the points earned by their students and one-tenth of the points earned as a student member of the League. After a minimum of five years as a League member, a coach who attains 1,500 points is awarded a first diamond.
On June 30, 2013, Rimmey will receive special recognition at the Lincoln Financial Group/National Forensic League National Speech and Debate Tournament in Birmingham, Alabama.
Rimmey is a social studies teacher and helps coach the award-winning THS debate and forensics team. He began teaching at THS in 2008. Prior to that, he was a student teacher with current debate and forensics coach Pamela McComas. McComas says, “Dustin is making an impact on debate and forensics at Topeka High School. Kudos to him on receiving his first diamond which is a milestone in a coach's career—he will receive many more over time!”
To find out more about the National Forensic League, visit http://www.nationalforensicleague.org/aspx/nav.aspx?navid=202&pnavid=202