Josh has shown a deep commitment to Speech this year, and is one of the few who was fully memorized prior to heading into our first tournament last week. His dedication to preparation was on display at our home opening tournament, The Odyssey, where he competed in 3 different categories. He broken into final rounds in all 3 of his categories, and placed 1st in Creative Expression, 2nd in Drama, and 4th in Impromptu. Many of his teammates look to him for help and guidance on their own speeches. I have witnessed him giving tips and advice to others, even helping some write their introductions. Josh is a coach’s dream, because not only does he work hard on his own, he also takes direction very well. He’s always seeking to make himself better, and is willing to try different approaches to his pieces, taking advice from his coaches to heart. We are truly blessed to have Josh on the team!