Good News: December 7, 2021

Posted by Alison Dempsey-Hall on 12/8/2021

Thanks to Speech and Debate Coach Paul Sealey’s leadership, Federal Way High School earned the National Speech & Debate Leading Chapter Award for the Western Washington District.

This award, which is based on student participation, represents a tremendous dedication to speech and debate education.

Out of more than 3,000 schools nationwide, Federal Way High School is one of only 108 to receive this distinction.

Speech and debate advances communication skills, critical thinking, develops interpersonal skills, writing, speaking, and prepares students for college, careers, and beyond.

We are proud of your leadership, and the positive impact on our scholars!

Paul Sealey


Congratulations to Terry Jenks, Athletic Director at Decatur High School, for being named North Puget Sound League Athletic Director of the Year!

Terry was chosen for demonstrating leadership such as President of the West Central District Athletic Directors, North Puget Sound League Baseball Commissioner, and mentorship across the district, league, and region.

Terry, your dedication to the athletic director profession supports our scholar-athletes to be active learners, engaged, empowered critical thinkers - Goal 3 of our strategic plan.

Terry Jenks