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South Anchorage High School student earns highest rank in National Forensic League


Austin Heyroth from South Anchorage High School (Alaska) has earned the National Forensic League's degree of Premier Distinction, the highest student degree in the honor society. A degree of Premier Distinction 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. Only about 400 students out of NFL's 112,000 student members receive the degree of Premier Distinction each year - about one-third of 1 percent.

About the NFL
The National Forensic League (NFL) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit honorary society whose mission is to promote high school and middle school speech and debate activities as a means to develop a student's essential life skills and values. More than 112,000 high school and middle school students, representing more than 2,800 high schools and nearly 100 middle schools, 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.

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