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Master in Education- Jamestown University English Education - Dickinson State University Theatre Education - Dickinson State University NSDA One-Diamond Coach NSDA Distinguished Service Gold Key

Nathan Amberg

Nathan Amberg began coaching the Horace Debate Team in 2020.  He also acts as the head Student Congress Coach, the Head Speech Coach, and the National Speech and Debate Association advisor for both Horace and Heritage.

In the first year of the program, Amberg was able to coach the team to a 4th place finish at the State debate tournament.  To date, the Horace debate team has had five students qualify for and place at the State debate tournament.  Additionally, in the first year of the program, three students qualified and competed in debate events for the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament held annually in June. 

Before coaching at Horace, Amberg coached speech at Dickinson High School (2013-2020) and Dickinson Trinity (2011-2013).  Amberg also coached student congress at Dickinson High School (2015-2020) and helped coach and start the Dickinson Trinity student congress team in 2018.  He has been named a Regional Coach of the Year two times by his colleagues through the Communication, Speech, Theatre Association of ND (CSTAND).  Between Congress, Debate, and Speech, Amberg has coached over 150 state finalists and 20 state champions.  In 2019 Amberg was named the State Coach of the Year for Student Congress (CSTAND), and in 2018 Amberg was named the Class A State Coach of the Year for Speech (CSTAND).  

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Emily Klusman

About the Program

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    2020 - 4th Place at State Debate

    2020 State Debate Team 

Horace High School Debate Camp