Forensics teacher wins Career Achievement Award

Cypress Creek High School professional communication and debate teacher Scott Baker recently won a Career Achievement Award from the National Forensic League (NFL) at the Big Cat Swing tournament, hosted by Cypress Woods and Cy-Fair high schools. Baker was honored for his leadership, mentorship and acts of service to the debate community.

In 2002, Baker earned his first NFL merit award before receiving his first NFL Coaching Diamond in 2005. He later earned his second NFL Coaching Diamond in 2010. Points are awarded to coaches based on the success of their students at qualifying tournaments.

Baker has served as the NFL district chair from 2007-2010 and is currently serving as the secretary of the Texas Forensics Association, where he is one of nine Executive Council members statewide.

“I’m fortunate that I work with the best team of debate coaches in the state,” Baker says. “All 10 CFISD high schools work together as a team and a family, and that has made all of us better than we are as individuals.”

Cypress Creek High School forensics teacher and coach Scott Baker, second from left,
received a Career Achievement Award from the National Forensic League.
Pictured with Baker, from left, are Debbie Waddell, Cypress Falls High School;
Heath Martin, Cypress Woods High School; and Leslie Wendt, Jersey Village High School.

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