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Mike Burton 
Fine Arts, Official

Mike Burton's career spans four decades in an array of stellar progrmas and services such as forensics, baseball, national boards, and officiating. In addition, he was a master teacher who received the coveted Golden Apple Award from KCTS Channel P and Pemco Insurance for excellence in education.
Mike's career as a debate coach began in Auburn and concluded at Eastside Catholic. Both programs received national recogniction. Below are some of the awards and acomplishments he and his teams received:
  • Bruno Jacob for service
  • University of Kentucky Tournament of Champions Hall of Fame
  • 36 State Championsships
  • 1995 NW National federation of High Schools (NFHS) Instructor of the Year.
  • 2000 NFHS National citation Award for Officiating
  • 2004 Minnesota Coaches Golden Apple for Excellence in Forensics
  • 2007 Nation forensic League Living Legends Award
  • 2007 Bronx Achievement Award
Mike shaped policy and programs throughout the state and nation with his leadership, service and his expertise. His contributions in forensics and officiating are unprecedented. During his career, he has served in the following capacities:
  • Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Forensics Committee (14 years)
  • National Catholic Forensics League Executive Committee
  • Football Commissioner for the Northwest Intercollegiate Football Officials
  • Executive Board National Forensics League 1996-2000
  • Washington Officials Association Executive Board 1985-2007
  • President of National Federation of Officials in 1998
  • 2000 National Federation Citiation Award Winner for Officiating Excellence
  • 2009 Washington Officials Association Hall of Fame


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