As you may know, this year Becky Stewart began teaching a debate class for the first time at Northwest. 24 of our 8th graders joined the class and last week, four students competed at the middle school state tournament. We want to acknowledge the bravery and hard work each of these students showed by choosing to participate in debate. Please pass along a congratulations to the following students:
In addition, please congratulate Becky Stewart on the hard work and dedication to our students. None of this would be possible without her willingness to take on an extra class period, learn to teach debate, and jump through all the hoops necessary to get our kids to the competition.
Finally, the Harry B. Davis Spirit of Utah Debate Award honors long-time coach and community member Harry Davis who passed away in 2013. This award annually recognizes students whose attitude transcends trophies and accolades; a student who characterizes the very traits of humility, integrity, leadership, respect, and service that Harry Davis embodied as a friend of Utah Debate. Northwest Middle School is proud to announce that our 8th grade student, Katherin, is the 2017 recipient of this prestigious award.
Becky Stewart, described Katherin as “a resilient young woman with a caring heart and a vivacious personality.” She goes on to explain, “Katherin has demonstrated her belief in education and the importance of work ethic. Katherin has risen to the challenge of debate class and has willingly tried everything asked of her with a can-do spirit. … Katherin’s upbeat attitude lifts those around her.” Congratulations Katherin!
Just wanted to share this good news with all of you.