WHS Debater Brandon Schloss Wins National Student Service Award

The National Speech & Debate Association recently announced that Brandon Schloss of Wellington High School is the 2018 Exemplary Student Service Award winner.

From more than 141,000 student members of the National Speech & Debate Association, Schloss was selected for utilizing the skills he learned through speech and debate to go above and beyond in helping others in his community.

“Brandon has realized he has a responsibility to serve the community by working for positive change and improving the lives of others,” his coach Paul Gaba said. “If fluent communication skills, the ability to win accolades, and volunteerism was all there was to life, Brandon would already be ahead of most of the population. But it is his pleasant smile, ability to assist other students and all-around personality, which makes him a true winner.”

Schloss has accumulated more than 400 community service hours and was selected by Stomp Out Bullying to raise awareness about bullying and cyberbullying prevention. He has also been active with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Gang Prevention Unit since 2014. He coordinates and speaks to students about youth violence and bullying.

Introduced in 2017, the Exemplary Student Service Award is given annually to a student who serves their school, community, city, region or state using skills honed through speech and debate.