2018 NDHSAA State Debate Results


February 6, 2018 4:00 pm

The 105th Annual North Dakota High School Activities Association Debate Tournament was held at Fargo Davies High School on Friday and Saturday, February 2-3, 2018.  Fargo Davies was crowned champion with 54 points. Shanley/Oak Grove received Runner-Up award with 40 points.
 
The CSTAND coach of the year as elected by her peers was Yvonne Kalka, coach at Grand Forks Central High School.
 
Individual place winners in each division are as follows:

Division I Lincoln-Douglas Debate --1st Place – Isaac Spanjer, Fargo North; 2nd Place – Gurty Johal, Shanley/Oak Grove; Semi-finalists – Nidhi Mahale, Fargo Davies; Galilee Mengesha, Shiloh Christian; Quarterfinalists – Raini Endicott, Fargo South; Preeti Chemiti, West Fargo Sheyenne; Megan Hanson, Grand Forks Central; Sofia Flores, Fargo North.

Division II Lincoln-Douglas Debate -- 1st Place – Oliver Dalmi, Grand Forks Central; 2nd Place – Grace Beauchamp, Shanley/Oak Grove; Semi-finalists – Joshua Gronneberg, Fargo Davies; Nicholas Korom, Bismarck Public Schools; Quarterfinalists – Saipriya Potluri, West Fargo; Forrest Weintraub, Fargo Davies;  Allen Wu, Fargo Davies; Everett Glower, Fargo Davies.

Division III Lincoln-Douglas Debate -- 1st Place – Claire Bailly, Shanley/Oak Grove; 2nd Place – Anika Arifin, Fargo North; Semi-finalists – Madison Huber, West Fargo; Brianna Schmeets, West Fargo Sheyenne; Quarterfinalists – Shinjini Chakraborty, West Fargo Sheyenne; Sameer Colbert, Fargo Davies;  Alexa Strom, West Fargo Sheyenne; Ella Schreiber, Fargo North.  

Division I Public Forum Debate -- 1st Place Team – Connor Dahlvang/Astrid Axtman, Fargo Davies; 2nd Place Team – Page Schoer/Rylee Lindemann, Fargo Davies; Semi-finalists – Mitchell Krings/Joshua Ward, Shanley/Oak Grove; Shiori Kudo/Zoey Sours, Fargo South; Quarterfinalists – Dylan Lee/Easton Hoffman, Fargo Davies; Rose Grimestad/Lexi Ochsner, Shanley/Oak Grove; Raeef Rahman/Hunter Cowdrey, West Fargo; Erica Flores/Martha Denton, Fargo North.

Division II Public Forum Debate -- 1st Place Team – Brandon Prichard/Luke Miller, Bismarck Public Schools; 2nd Place Team – William Hella/Saige Thurlow, Fargo Davies; Semi-finalists – Colin Polasky/Ryan Prusak, Grand Forks Red River;  Josephine Bowden/Mason Winkleman, Shanley/Oak Grove; Quarterfinalists – Nabeel Hossain/Om Panda, Grand Forks Red River; Dhruvika Patel/Abril Arce, West Fargo Sheyenne; Abrar Sharfi/Mollie Maliscke, Fargo South; Laila Kantarevic/Madeline Robinson, Fargo South.

Division III Public Forum Debate -- 1st Place Team – Erika Spanjer/Aarya Panwalker, Fargo North; 2nd Place Team – Kaha Mohamud/Sumaya Ali, West Fargo; Semi-finalists – Het Mehta/Eugenie Ishimwe, West Fargo; Gabrielle McGarvey/Amy Hong, Fargo South; Quarterfinalists – Brynne Gaebe/Ashlynn Mitzel, Bismarck Public Schools; Whitney Beck/Isabelle Haugen, Fargo North; Sydney Ebach/Laura Holmstrom, Shiloh Christian; Hashim Mahamud/Xuan Le, Fargo South.

Participating schools included: Bismarck Public Schools, Fargo Davies, Fargo North, Fargo South, Grand Forks Central, Grand Forks Red River, Mandan, Minto, Shanley/Oak Grove, Shiloh Christian, West Fargo and West Fargo Sheyenne.