The National Forensic League has announced its newest diamond coaches on Nov. 1, 2012.
Marilyn Mann, speech and theater teacher at Monett High School, received her third diamond.
A Diamond Award recognizes a professional career that combines excellence and longevity. The League provides diamond awards based on coach points received. A coach may receive one-tenth the points of every student coached and one-tenth of the points earned as a student member of the League.
After attaining a total of 1,500 points, a member coach is entitled to wear a diamond-set key or pin. Additional diamonds accrue at 3,000 points, 6,000 points, 10,000 points and each 3,000-point thereafter. The minimum time between earning each diamond is five years as a coach of the National Forensic League.
On June 20, 2013, the coaches will receive special recognition at the Lincoln Financial Group/National League National Speech and Debate Tournament in Birmingham, Ala.