Chesterton High School senior Michael Leopold has earned the degree of
Premier Distinction from the National Forensic League (NFL), the
organizationís highest degree of student membership.
Leopold, under the direction of Scott Woodhouse and Robert J. Jelly, earned
the NFL honor which reflects sustained excellence in classroom activities,
competition rounds and service projects.
Students may earn points in six separate categories: speech, debate,
congress, service, district and national.
A total of 80 high school students earned the degree of Premier distinction
between March 15, 2012 and April 15, 2012, placing them in the top half of
one percent of NFL student members.
The NFL is a non-profit honorary society whose mission is to promote high
school and middle school speech and debate activities as a means to develop
studentís essential life skills and values. More that 120,000 students,
representing nearly 3,000 schools nationwide, are currently building their
communication, leadership, cognitive and presentational skills as members.
Since 1925, more than 1.3 million students have found their voice in the
NFL. For more information visit www.NFLonline.org