AHS Debate Coach Received National Honors

This past summer, Kevin Tong of Alhambra High School was recognized by the National Speech and Debate Honor Society as a Third Degree membership recognition. This honor was given to Mr. Tong as a result of him accumulating over 6,000 points due to his students’ outstanding appearances at speech and debate competitions and service activities. According to the National speech and Debate Honor Society, “coaches in the running for this honor receive one point for every ten points earned by their students.”


To celebrate this achievement, Tong will be recognized at the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on June 21, 2018. In addition, the highly acclaimed teacher will also be featured in Rostrum magazine highlighting his accomplishments and service to his students.


Through his dedication and commitment to his team, Kevin Tong has not only gained access to an extremely exclusive club of talented educators, but he also changed the lives of countless students and have taught them valuable skills that they will use the rest of their lives. As a Third Degree member, Tong is now called to uphold the values of the National Debate Honor Society’s Code of Honor, which are Integrity, Humility, Respect, Leadership and Service.