Two documents attached: 1) the spreadsheet contains all scores for each production and 2) a list of all excellent and superior awards earned at the Festival.
Each year the National Federation of High Schools permits MIFA to nominate one person who has distinguished him or herself in any of our disciplines. We are strictly limited to one nominee each year. It is with great excitment and pride we submitted a nomination for Jeanne Gilbert, long time Theatre and IE coach from Bay City John Glenn High School.
To quote from our nomination: She is a living testament to the power of speech and theatre activities as a high school student, college student, coach, teacher, director and mentor. She is abundantly active in community theatre and so she SHOWS as well as TELLS. She embodies the principles of professionalism and exhibits the highest rigor in ethical standards in the fields of education, IE and theatre. The recommendation comes from all 17 members of the Michigan Forensic Council as embodied in the Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association. We submit her name for this award in unanimity and with great pride.
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The Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association promotes education-based middle and secondary school speech and debate activities and interscholastic competition as a means to develop a student’s lifelong skills and values, as well as the public’s awareness of the value of speech, debate, and communication education.
As an organization, the Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association embraces diversity, interconnection, and visionary leadership while fostering a greater sense of community. We empower students to become proficient communicators, ethical individuals, critical thinkers, lifelong learners and leaders in a democratic society.