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Debate team competes at state for second year

Debate team competes at state for second year

Sophia Armendariz, JagWire reporter/photographer

January 16, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The debate team competed at state, hosted in Garden City, Kansas on Friday, Jan. 11 and Saturday, Jan. 12. While none of the teams placed, sophomores Adam White and Ben Wieland made it into the Double Octofinals with a record of 4:2, sophomores Anna Owsley and Grace McLeod had a record of 3:3, sophomores...

Debate team competes at second NSDA national qualifiers

Debate team competes at second NSDA national qualifiers

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

December 10, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Debate team competed at a national tournament qualifier, hosted by Lawrence Free State, on Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8. Sophomores Adam White and Tanner Smith received seventh overall with a record of 4:2, juniors Thomas and Travis Babcock received ninth overall with a record of 3:2, sophomore...

Debate team participates in national qualifiers for first time in program history

Debate team participates in national qualifiers for first time in program history

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire features editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Four members of the debate team competed at Shawnee Mission South in a national qualifier meet on Saturday, Dec. 1. Participants were sophomores Zachary Botkin, Tanner Smith, Adam White and Ben Wieland. The partnership consisting of Botkin and Smith went 3-3 while White and Wieland went 1-5. https:...

Debate duo places first overall at Shawnee Mission East

Debate duo places first overall at Shawnee Mission East

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

November 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The debate team competed at a varsity tournament held by Shawnee Mission East on Saturday, Nov. 10. While no overall placements were given at the competition, sophomores Grace McLeod and Anna Owsley placed first overall, undefeated in each round, which is new to the school’s debate team. Additionally, soph...

Debate places third at a two-day tournament

Debate places third at a two-day tournament

Hannah Chern, JagWire news editor, Mill Valley News social media editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The debate team placed third in sweepstake at a two-day tournament at Blue Valley North that started on Friday, Oct. 12 and went through Saturday, Oct. 13. During this tournament, no teams competed in the varsity division. Open division debaters competed both days, while novice only competed on Saturda...

Debate breaks school record at state competition

Debate breaks school record at state competition

Lauren Ocker, JAG Editor-In-Chief

January 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

  The debate partnership of senior Allison Winker and junior Lauren Rothgeb broke school records by placing ninth at the state competition on Saturday, Jan. 13 at Emporia High School. The duo was the first team in school history to ever make it past preliminary rounds with a record of 5-...

Debate team finds success at Blue Valley Classic

Debate team finds success at Blue Valley Classic

Anika Roy, JagWire copy editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The debate team competed in the Blue Valley Classic at Blue Valley on Saturday, Nov. 4. The partnership of sophomore Srikar Turaga and freshman Manoj Turaga went 3-2 for the day, and the partnership of freshman Anna Owsley and sophomore Joey Gillette went 4-1, earning a medal and almost qualifying f...

New debate teacher encourages students to participate in and out of debate classroom

New debate teacher encourages students to participate in and out of debate classroom

Alison Booth and Elizabeth Joseph

September 2, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

While formulating an argument is a part of students’ everyday lives, the debate team takes analyzing controversial claims to the next level. According to new debate coach Annie Goodson, recreational debate is an opportunity unique to high school students. “[Debate is] something really...

Debate places third at two-day competition

Debate places third at two-day competition

Anika Roy, JagWire sports co-editor

October 10, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Mill Valley debate competed at a two day tournament this Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8 at Blue Valley West High School, placing fourth out of 83 teams in the the novice division and third out of 34 teams in the varsity division. In the varsity division, senior Tom McClain received a third pla...

Debate team competes in first meet of the year

Debate team competes in first meet of the year

Anika Roy, JagWire sports co-editor

September 20, 2016


Filed under NEWS

The debate team participated in their first competition of the year on Saturday, Sep. 17 at St. James Academy and went 2-3 for the day. Students have been preparing for the season since the first week of school, when they officially  received their topic for the year and formed a case. The team is...

2005 graduate Brandon White gives motivational speeches

2005 graduate Brandon White gives motivational speeches

Nick Booth, JagWire copy editor

March 11, 2016


Filed under Special coverage, WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

When he describes his profession, 2005 graduate Brandon White calls himself a “people mover.” Inspired in part by his time in high school, he has pursued a career in motivational speaking; he speaks to adults and young people on topics such as risk-taking, leadership and character, and said he ...

Debate teams compete at state tournament

Debate teams compete at state tournament

Lauren Ocker, JAG reporter

January 18, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Two debate teams competed at the state tournament on Friday, Jan. 15 and Saturday, Jan. 16. The team of seniors Jack and Nick Booth ended with 3 wins and 3 loses, and the team of senior Rohit Biswas and junior Tom McClain finished with 2 wins and 4 loses. Although Biswas thought the tournament was d...

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