Another Huge Year for Kory Turner on the Speech Circuit!
Chalk up a couple more honors for Senior Kory Turner. The Middleboro resident recently became the Massachusetts State Champion in both poetry and prose reading. This not long after learning he holds the distinction of achieving the highest number of speech service points in the nation.
The accumulation of service points comes from Turner’s participation in outreach programs and presentations at various organizations, including the Lion’s Club. His #1 ranking reflects service point citations earned from March 15, 2016 through October 15, 2016.
The National Speech and Debate Association connects, supports and inspires a diverse community of honor society students and is committed to fostering excellence in young people through competitive speech and debate activities.
Turner’s proficiency in speech and debate has earned him numerous state and national honors. Last year, as a junior, he took second place honors in the National Catholic Forensic League’s Grand National Speech and Debate Tournament, competing against 225 contestants from throughout the country in the Prose and Poetry category.
No stranger to delivering an effective address, Turner was elected president of the Southeastern Massachusetts Association of Student Councils for the 2016-2017 academic year as a result of an impressive speech made during the Fall Conference of S.E.M.A.S.C.
In the words of Dan Sapir, Speech and Debate Coach at Sacred Heart School, “Kory continues to impress the entire Sacred Heart community and all those who have the chance to see and hear him stand and deliver.”