In case you did not know, Air Control Heating and Electric annually awards a high-school speech and debate scholarship to an outstanding debate student from the Inland Northwest. High school senior students from Washington, Oregon and Idaho are eligible, and the award is based solely on merit and accomplishment in the field of speech and debate. The reason for awarding a scholarship in speech and debate is that we at Air Control believe that the ability to articulate one’s ideas is an essential skill that is necessary for citizens to participate meaningfully in our system of government. Whether one is speaking to persuade their fellow citizens, or giving testimony at a city council meeting, the ability to articulate one’s ideas is critically important, and that is why we support and encourage young citizens developing this skill.
This year’s 2015 winner is Koven Wollrab from Eagle High School in Ada County, Idaho. He not only placed in the 2015 Idaho state debate tournament, he also qualified for nationals, which is an honor in itself. Nice going Koven!! June 12 2015