Pennsbury Speech & Debate Program Recognized

     The Pennsbury High School Speech & Debate team earned sig­nif­i­cant recog­ni­tion from the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) this fall based upon the stu­dents’ over­all per­for­mance dur­ing the last school year. According to the NSDA, stu­dents earn points and degrees in the hon­or soci­ety based on com­pet­i­tive and service-related activ­i­ties, rang­ing from the Degree of Merit with 25 or more points to the Degree of Premier Distinction with 1,500 or more points. These degrees con­tribute to a school’s strength points. “Because your chap­ter achieved 100 or more strength points last year, it has earned mem­ber­ship in the Association’s pres­ti­gious 100 Club,” said J. Scott Wunn, NSDA Executive Director. “This mile­stone is remark­able because it demon­strates out­stand­ing com­mit­ment to teach­ing stu­dents essen­tial life skills – includ­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion, research, lis­ten­ing, writ­ing, and organization.”

     “This is tes­ta­ment not only to the hard work of our stu­dents, but quite frankly, retired Pennsbury edu­ca­tor, Steve Medoff, who has done what­ev­er it took to keep Pennsbury’s Speech & Debate pro­gram alive and rel­e­vant,” said Christopher Berdnik, Pennsbury CFO, who has joined the group as a co-leader since his arrival in Pennsbury this fall.  Mr. Berdnik has a great deal of expe­ri­ence with Speech & Debate teams in oth­er school dis­tricts. Congratulations to all and best wish­es for the 2019–2020 school year!