THE FFL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE IS NOT CURRENTLY OPEN.
The Executive Board is meeting Monday 9/21/2020 at 3:30pm via Zoom. Notes of the meeting will be published after the meeting.
If you are the head coach on record from the 2019-2020 School year please vote for Region 2 Director. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VBFVDJH Personal Statements are below:
Cathy Brown – Apopka HS – Personal Statement
I joined the FFL back in 2013 as a new coach after much encouragement from several mentor coaches (Beth, Kelli, and Maureen!). I haven’t missed an FFL competition since, and I love being a part of this wonderful program. While I stepped down as Treasurer this past year due to a side business venture, I would be happy to serve as the Region Two Director. What I want most to do, if chosen, is to reach out to underserved schools in the Timacuan area, while still maintaining strong relations with current member schools. I remember what it was like to be that new, smaller contingent with no clue about debate culture. I am especially thankful to everyone who welcomed us with open arms–especially those who must have smothered their giggles when I exclaimed that “my student made break!” at our first Novice State tournament. Who could have guessed that even within that first awkward year, I began to count so many of you as some of my dearest friends? My hope is for Region Two to continue and expand upon that kind, supportive, and inclusive legacy.
David Camous – Bishop Moore Catholic HS – Personal Statement
As with most coaches, working with students in speech and debate became my avocation, as I believe that this activity is the most positively significant activity in which any high school student can be involved. Where I am different from most coaches is that I am not a classroom teacher, nor do I work for the educational system. I simply choose to serve high school forensics. For over fifteen years I have volunteered much of my time to forensics so that young women and men may have access to this incredible opportunity. Since 2005, I have started two programs from scratch, one in Colorado and now one in Florida, and have been privileged to help hundreds of students grow and develop. The administration of our leagues must always be focused on this development. I was honored to serve for many years on the NSDA Colorado Grande District Committee as well as Region VII governing body for Colorado High School Activities Association. I worked for many years in tab at the State Tournament and was State Tournament co-chair before I left Colorado. While only in Florida for less than four years, I was privileged to be asked to serve on the NFCFL committee in 2018-19. My life is configured to the value of service. I was honored when our outgoing FFL Region 2 chair asked me to submit my name for consideration for this position. If selected, I will look forward to serving the FFL students and this activity I love.
George Clemens – Lake Highland Prep – Personal Statement
I am in my 20th year as speech and debate coach at Lake Highland. I have served on regional and local boards for the FFL, CFL, and NSDA throughout the course of my career. I have worked with Beth Eskin and Nathan Johnston in particular for each of the last seven years with organization and planning of our regional tournament and will look forward to trying to fill the large void left behind with Nathan heading to Tennessee. I would like to continue our recent trend growing our region with the support of the Central Florida Debate Initiative and realize the role that the FFL plays in helping young programs gain traction and administrative support through participation in the state league, particularly at Novice State championships. I would like to continue our recent trend of working with local colleges to provide the best judge pool that Central Florida has to offer for our competitors. I have the experience running tabulation at all levels of local, state, and national competition and will work to provide the most efficient tournament experience that I can.