Debate coach eligible for award

The well known Debate and Forensics coach, Russ Tidwell, has been selected as a candidate for the National Speech and Debate Association Kansas Educator of the year. Tidwell is one of 32 state winners from across the country. Each State Educator of the Year will be considered for the national award. The national finalists will be announced Jan. 15, 2018. On Mar. 2, also known as National Speech and Debate Education Day, one of these coaches will be named the 2018 NSDA Educator of the year. Russ Tidwell, debate and forensics coach was unaware of his nomination in the competition.