Many of our coaches, past and present, have published articles about our team or about forensics. Our team has also been featured in numerous publications. Here is a collection of these writings.

by Steve Meadows, DHS Forensics Head Coach, Emeritus


Originally written as an application essay for the 1996 Northwestern University Summer Fellows program, this story of how Meadows moved from being "just an English teacher" to being a speech/theatre teacher and coach was later published in the Kentucky English Journal. 

by Steve Meadows, DHS Forensics Head Coach, Emeritus

Published in the February/March 2020 ROSTRUM as the initial column in a new monthly series.

In September 2011, a Kentucky Teacher article featured Coach Steve Meadows and several members of Speech 1 class (and the DHS forensics team).

by Steve Meadows, published in THE ROSTRUM in March 2007 about Kentucky being the host for the first NFL (now NSDA) Regional Office.

by Bobbie Curd, Advocate-Messenger

This June 2013 feature article on the team written by the Danville city paper was picked up on the national wire and appeared in the Christian Science Monitor as well as in many other newspaper, television, and radio news feeds.

by Steve Meadows, DHS Forensics Head Coach, Emeritus

(published 24 June 2002, Lexington Herald-Leader

Mr. M tackles Oratory topics at nationals after September 11.

Coach Emeritus Steve Meadows was named the 2015-2016 NCA K-12 National Communication Teacher of the Year. In addition to the linked front page article from the Advocate-Messenger, he was also featured in Kentucky Teacher, an online magazine published by the KY Department of Education, based on this award.  Click here to read the interview.  

by Terri Branson, DHS Forensics Associate Coach, Emerita

(published December 1995, The Rostrum)

Terri tells the story of "the Boone County snowed-in nightmare trip."

(published May 2010, The Rostrum)

Mr. M's article on how to get the word out about your team.

This 2019 Kentucky Living article focuses on outstanding academic teams throughout Kentucky including good old Danville 4n6.

by Joan Haigh, 
former DHS Assistant Coach and Forensics Mom

and Tony Haigh, Centre College Drama professor and 
former DHS Forensics Dad

(published December 2001, The Rostrum)

by Steve Meadows, DHS Forensics Head Coach, Emeritus

(published in the February/March 2020 Rostrum)

A Words from the Hall column written by NSDA Hall of Fame Member / DHS Coach Emeritus Meadows about how speech teachers are really Jedi out to help students find their force within.

by Steve Meadows, DHS Forensics Head Coach, Emeritus

(published April 2007, NFL Alumni Connection

When Terri retired from full-time teaching, Mr. M got reflective about how much she had influenced him.

by Colleen Mendel

(the Keynote Address to the 1990 WKU Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program)

Sometimes, it's great just to read a good speech. In troubled times, it's a good reminder of how to see the world. Enjoy!

by Steve Meadows, DHS Forensics Head Coach, Emeritus

(published in the Admiral Report, June 2005)

Written for the Danville Schools' publication about how excellence is created through repetition.