GHS Teacher Earns Top National Honor
Posted on 06/17/2020

Jane Boyd, Grapevine High School Speech & Debate coach, has been awarded the prestigious Pelham Commendation by the National Speech & Debate Association. The honor was announced during the NSDA National Tournament that was held virtually this week.

The Glenn Pelham Award honors a practicing secondary school coach demonstrating a devotion to the forensic arts that teach motivation, integrity, and character. The award was established by the will of Thomas Glenn Pelham and is endowed by the Barkley Forum of Emory University. Glenn Pelham believed that constructive dialogue, conflict resolution, critical thinking, literacy, and communication skills are central to a civilized society.

Boyd, who retired after this past school year, her 32nd teaching at GHS, was a 2015 inductee into the NSDA Hall of Fame and is a five-time diamond coach.

The complete presentation of the Pelham Commendation can be watched below.