Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy

2023 — Durham, NC/US

Robert Sheard Excellence in Coaching Award

In 2016, the Durham Academy Speech & Debate Team established the Robert Sheard Excellence in Coaching Award. This award was established to recognize a coach at the tournament, who demonstrated continual success throughout their career in speech and debate. In addition to their success, we strive to recognize community members that strive to serve beyond their team. The recipient should be someone with not only a strong commitment to their team(s), but a strong commitment to speech and debate.

2016 - Robert Sheard, NSU University School (FL) (Retired)
2017 - Shannon Jarman, Cumberland International Early College HS (NC)
2018 - Harry Strong, The Potomac School (VA)
2019 - Alexandra Sencer, The Collegiate School (NY)
2019 - Keith Pittman, Asheville HS (NC)
2020 - Helen Freeman, Huntington HS (WV)
2020 - Jonathan Peele, Charlotte Latin School (NC)
2021 - Mario Herrera, Midtown HS (formerly Henry W Grady HS) (GA)
2021 - Cyndy Woodhouse, John F Kennedy HS (IA)
2022 - Brittany Stanchik, Desert Vista HS (AZ)
2022 - RJ Pellicciotta, Cary Academy (NC)
2023 - Nathan Johnston, Lake Highland Preparatory School (FL)