The Parker School debate team has earned membership in the National Forensic League’s prestigious 100 Club due to its performance throughout the 2011-2012 school year. The school is one of four in the state of Hawaii to gain this recognition.
To become a member of the 100 club, national teams must earn 100 or more debate points, or degrees, in a given year, placing them in the top ten percent of all NFL chapters nationwide.
This is the third year in a row that Parker School has earned the honor.
In addition to this achievement, Parker star debater Jesse Tarnas, who graduated in 2012, was named a State All-American for Hawaii by the league. To receive this accolade, a debater must be in the top 1 percent of point earners in the state. Just five students from Hawaii were honored as State All-Americans last year. Tarnas was also last year’s Hawaii state champion in Lincoln-Douglas debate.
Parker School headmaster and debate coach Carl Sturges said, “It continues to amaze me how many kids from such a small school participate in debate and perform at such a high level. I am really proud.”
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