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HCC Instructor Wins Award at National Forensics Tournament

FREEPORT � Highland Community College Speech Instructor and Forensics Coach, Jim Yeager, was presented with the Collie-Taylor Coach�s Fellowship Award at the Phi Rho Pi National Forensics Tournament held in Greenwich, CT on April 16th.Jim Yeager
Jim Yeager Yeager coached Highland students Alex Aebly, Kristina Kerchner and Kevin Schmidt, all of Freeport, at the tournament held each April.

The recipient of the Collie-Taylor Coach�s Fellowship Award is selected by a vote of the students participating in the tournament and represents the coach who best exemplifies the finest qualities of a Phi Rho Pi educator.

�I was incredibly honored and humbled to win the award,� said Yeager. �Knowing it was voted on by the students at the tournament meant a lot to me since it's the students that keep me coming back year after year.�

Highland's Forensics provides an opportunity for students to enhance their research and communication skills. The team competes in public speaking competitions on the local, regional, state, and national level.

For more information about Forensics at Highland Community College, contact Jim Yeager at, or call 815.599.3432 -30-

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