Parker School coach wins award during defining season

Parker School speech and debate team poses for photo in January after claiming top sweepstakes at the Speech and Debate Qualifying Neighbor Island Tournament, which the school hosted. (Photo courtesy of Parker School website)

KAILUA-KONA — The National Speech and Debate Association announced last Monday that Carl Sturges, headmaster at Parker School, had won its Diamond Award for the third time, making him the first Hawaii-based speech and debate coach ever to accomplish the feat.