Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Judge Availability Form

If you haven't done this yet, please take a moment to fill out the following judge availability information available online.

Here are some additional resources for judging.
Lincoln Douglas Debate  (This was made for a different tournament but it offers a fairly good overview.  Note, the video says that the tournament will provide someone to time the round for you.  This is not the case in Minnesota.  Either the students are asked to time themselves, or the judge will time-- and give time signals-- for the students.)

Public Forum General Overview(6 minutes)
Public Forum Time / Structure (5 minutes) 

Here is what a good ballot looks like.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Donors AVHS Speech and Debate Spring 2016 Fund Drive

The Apple Valley Speech and Debate Program would like to acknowledge all of those who donated money in our Spring 2016 Campaign.  Your donations were unprecedented, and they enabled us to travel to Salt Lake City where we were once again recognized as a School of Excellence. Thank you  for all of your support.

Last Name First Name
Advani Reuben 
Akinaka Carrie 
Anderson & Bennett Doug and Dan
Beck Sarah 
Bitzenhofer Angela 
Brama  (Reilly)  Elizabeth
Brown David 
Burton Tatiana 
Chung Adrine
Cohen Ben 
Davies Nika 
Davies Kyle 
Delisi Michelle 
Divoky Kathleen 
Doyle Angela 
Englund Jill 
Engstrom Eric 
Fix Lisa & Mike 
Garcia Tony 
Gauche Pickell Sarah 
Gerbensky Mike and Carol 
Goodson Colin 
Green Jenna 
Greenfield Tim
Grindstaff Davin 
Gulden Janet  
Herzog Matt 
Hogan Tim 
Horoshak Cheryl 
Johnson Mike
Kaler Matthew 
Kaspszak Kathy  
Kastanek Annie 
Keohane Andrea 
Keohane Jennifer 
Keohane Michelle 
Kim Ann 
Koering Zimney Sally 
Leow choy
Leow Szumei 
Leow Szuyin 
Lindgren Robb and Sam 
McGinnis David 
Metzger Kellie 
Miles  Haugen
Nichols Patrick 
Ostrander Thomas
Ostrander Ben 
Ostrander Luke 
Poker Rachel 
Poker Lindsey 
Quinn David  
Roberts Brian and Missy
Roos Ellen 
Rotty Cletus 
Salley Valerie 
Salley Jessica 
Scholz Kelsey 
Scovil Jay
Simones Elizabeth
Simoness Emily 
Singh Andrea 
Singh Ramraj 
Singh David 
Swenson Whitney
Swiggum Lindsay 
Teslaw Kathie and John 
Teslaw Aimee 
Thatcher Charis 
Theis Christopher 
Thompson Benjamin  
Townley Annette 
Ullery Brant  
Wycoff Joe and Pam 
Wynn Tammy 
You Josh 

Monday, June 27, 2016

AVHS Travels to Salt Lake for NSDA 2016

What a week! Apple Valley's national success was continued at the NSDA National Tournament in Salt Lake City! We brought 15 students, and 13 made it to elimination rounds!
Sophie finished as a double octafinalist in LD,
Claire and Lauren finished as octafinalists in Duo,
In Oratory, Yassin, Jane and Marlena all finished as quarterfinalists,
Felipe finished as a quarterfinalist in DI, and Moti and Stephanie's Duo finished in quarterfinals!
Trinity finished in 12th place in the nation in Informative!
Cassie and Trevor's duo finished 5th in nation!
Sarah is the first ever national champion in informative!!
The Apple Valley Speech and Debate Team also won a School of Outstanding Distinction award, given to the top 10 speech & debate teams overall! This means that the team has won the TOP award at all three national speech tournaments for the SECOND year in a row!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

AVHS Named Team of Excellence at NCFLs

The Apple Valley Speech Team was named as Team of Excellence (Top 5 in the nation) at the NCFL Grand National Tournament over the Memorial Day Weekend in Sacramento, CA. The tournament included over 500 schools and 2,000 students from around the country. AVHS took thirteen entries to the tournament and advanced eleven of those entries to the Top 48! Three of those entries placed in the Top 6 in the country, one of which (the Duo of Moti Begna and Stephanie Kahle) was named the National Champions. Here are some of the other highlights of the weekend.

Julie Manning was an octo finalist.
Cassie Edlund, Trevor Taylor, Ari Rotty, Yassin Abasher, and Jane Michaelson were all quarter finalists.
The Duos of Claire Doty and Lauren Troldahl along with Teja Lawrence and Annabel Higgin-Houser were semi-finalists.
Mailana Carver placed fifth in the nation in Oral Interpretation.
Felipe Escuedro placed fourth in the nation in Dramatic Performance.
And Moti Begna and Stephanie Kahle were crowned national champions in Dramatic Duo!

Other participants included Reese Johnson and Halima Badri.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

AVHS Wins Big Team Sweeps at NIETOC

This past weekend, AVHS won the big team sweepstakes at the Grand National Tournament for NIETOC, which included some of the nation's most competitive students. Over 100 schools from 40 states converged on Denver for the event.

Here are a few of the highlights.

AVHS took thirteen entries in total. Twelve of those entries made it to the first break, while eight of them made it to semi finals, and five placed in the top six!

Here are a few highlights.

Marlena Santos, national semi finalist in Oratory
Moti Begna and Stephanie Kahle, national semi finalists in Duo
Cassandra Edlund and Trevor Taylor, national semi finalists in Duo
Felipe Escudero, 6th plance finish in Drama
Annabel Higgin-Houser, 5th place in Prose
Stephanie Kahle, 4th place in Humorous
Yassin Abasher, 3rd place in Oratory
Cassandra Edlund, 3rd place in Drama