Storm named coach of the year

Kendra Hix

It was a first nomination and a first win for four-year speech coach Candi Storm.

“I’m very honored and humbled,” Storm said. “It’s as much the kids as mine.”

Storm recently won the Montana AA Speech and Debate coach of the year award. She has been teaching for 10 years at schools around Montana, including Butte High School, Great Falls High School, and CMR. Currently Storm teaches at North Middle School.

She said that being with the speech team kids and learning with them has meant the world to her.

 “The best part is seeing their confidence and expressions when they realize their beauty, value, and worth,” Storm said.