WIAA Hall of Fame Contact
WIAA Assistant Executive Director
|Lois Gorne |
Federal Way High School has had Lois Gorne’s service in teaching Drama, Competitive Speech and Debate, and Leadership for 29 years. Her teams have been Washington State Individual Events Champions 13 times and have been Lincoln-Douglas State Champions four times. Gorne has had over 90 students qualify for 18 National Tournaments.
She has won numerous honors from the National Forensics League, such as the Leading Chapter Award (three times), District Team Awards (five times), and the Distinguished Service Award in 2001. She has also been awarded the National Forensics League Five Diamond Coach, which places her in the top three percent of coaches nationally and only 48 coaches have won the award since 1926
Gorne has been affiliated with the Washington Education Association since 1972, the Washington State Forensics Association since 1974, and a National Forensics League member since 1977.