Monday, December 7, 2015
AVHS JV / Novice State Debate
Congratulations to the AVHS Novice and JV Debate team on another banner finish at this year's MDTA JV/Novice State Tournament held this past weekend at Eagan High School on Dec. 4th & 5th. Apple Valley finished in 2nd place as a team! This is our best finish in several years at this tournament. Sophomores Kenan Anderson and Trinity Ek both won their semi-final rounds in JV Lincoln Douglas Debate, advancing them to the final round crowning both teammates State Champions in JV Lincoln Douglas Debate! Sophomore Cori Roberts finished as a quarter finalist and Ritvik Taran finished as an octa finalist in the JV division. Top speakers in JV LD were Trinity Ek placing 3rd, Kenan Anderson placing 4th, and Cori Roberts placing 10th. Freshman Serena Abraham also finished at the top in her division. Serena finished as the Novice State Champion in Lincoln Douglas Debate. Sophomore Hanna Clark finished as a quarter finalist in Novice LD as well. Top speakers in Novice LD was Hanna Clark placing 11th. In Public Forum, India Smith and partner Vanessa Weber finished as octa finalists and Abigail Brachio and Brandon Schellhaass finished as quarter finalists. Top speakers in Public Forum were Brandon Schellhaass placing 11th and Abigail Brachio placing 2nd in the Novice division as well as Zachary Hayes placing 10th in the JV division. Congratulations on an amazing finish to the JV/Novice Debate season!