2017 NDHSAA State Debate Results
February 7, 2017 4:00 pm
The 104th Annual North Dakota High School Activities Association Debate Tournament was held at Fargo Davies High School on Friday and Saturday, February 3-4, 2017. Fargo North was crowned champion with 43 points. Fargo Davies received Runner-Up award with 37 points.
The CSTAND coach of the year as elected by her peers was Leah Juelke, coach at Fargo South High School.
Individual place winners in each division are as follows:
Division I Lincoln-Douglas Debate --1st Place – Isaac Spanjer, Fargo North; 2nd Place – Laurel Schley, Shiloh Christian; Semi-finalists – Raini Endicott, Fargo South; Francine Dong, Grand Forks Central; Quarterfinalists – Nidhi Mahale, Fargo Davies; Megan Hanson Grand Forks Central; Trevor Weiland , Grand Forks Red River; Ishika Gupta, Fargo Davies.
Division II Lincoln-Douglas Debate -- 1st Place – Lydia Kennelly, Fargo North; 2nd Place - Esofi Nunyi, West Fargo Sheyenne; Semi-finalists - Gabrielle Mangan, Grand Forks Red River; Dhruvika Y Patel, West Fargo Sheyenne; Quarterfinalists - Yasmine Mojica , Minot; Galilee Mengesha, Shiloh Christian; Amine Berriche, West Fargo Sheyenne; Luke Miller, Bismarck.
Division III Lincoln-Douglas Debate -- 1st Place - Dorothee Kneer, Grand Forks Central; 2nd Place - Forrest Weintraub, Fargo Davies; Semi-finalists - Juliet Sampson, Fargo Davies; Cindy Wang, Fargo North; Quarterfinalists - Alyssa Miller, Bismarck; Monika Sauer, Fargo South; Grace Beauchamp, Shanley/Oak Grove; Riley Johnson, West Fargo Sheyenne.
Division I Public Forum Debate -- 1st Place Team - Grace Ward/Austin Weigel, Shanley/Oak Grove; 2nd Place Team – Zoey Sours/Shiori Kudo, Fargo South; Semi-finalists – Easton Hoffman/Sanggu Lee, Fargo Davies; Casey Beck/Sophie Lind, Mandan; Quarterfinalists – Emily Hao/Trae Larson, Fargo North; Sofia Flores/Martha Denton, Fargo North; Lucas Bender/Ezra Gray, Bismarck; Rylee Lindemann/Page Schoer, Fargo Davies.
Division II Public Forum Debate -- 1st Place Team – Raeef Rahman/Hunter Cowdrey West Fargo; 2nd Place Team – Hannah Wieland/Astrid Axtman, Fargo Davies; Semi-finalists – Erica Flores/Kristie Qiu, Fargo North; Joshua Ward /Mitchell Krings, Shanley/Oak Grove; Quarterfinalits – Trevor Brownlee/Colton Thompson, Shiloh Christian; Tejas Bajwa/Preeti Chemiti, West Fargo Sheyenne; Maryam Al-Kaabi/Nastesho Ulow, West Fargo; Daniel Coffinet-Crean/Morgan Hovde, Minto.
Division III Public Forum Debate -- 1st Place Team – Reyan Tesissa/Mollie Maliscke, Fargo South; 2nd Place Team – Aarya Panwalkar/Erika Spanjer, Fargo North; Semi-finalists – Collin Polasky/Ryan Prusak, Grand Forks Red River; Madeline Robinson/Laila Kantarevic, Fargo South; Quarterfinalists – Sean Joyce/Jaden Link, Bismarck; Skyler Folk/Amy Hong, Fargo South; Abrar Sharfi/Gabrielle McGarvey, Fargo South; Evanna Schneider/Robert Bender, Bismarck.
Schools participating were Bismarck, Fargo Davies, Fargo North, Fargo South, Grand Forks Central, Grand Forks Red River, Mandan, Minot, Minto, Shanley/Oak Grove, Shiloh Christian, West Fargo and West Fargo Sheyenne.