2021 NDHSAA State Debate Results


February 9, 2021 4:00 pm

The 108th Annual North Dakota High School Activities Association Debate Tournament was held at Fargo Davies High School on Saturday, February 6, 2021.  Bismarck Public Schools was crowned champion with 28 points. Fargo Davies received Runner-Up award with 24 points.
 
Individual place winners in each division are as follows:

Division I Lincoln-Douglas Debate --1st Place – Galilee Mengasha, Mandan; 2nd Place – Anika Arifin-Fargo North; Semi-finalists – Athalia Haughton-Bismarck Public, Shinjini Chakraborty-West Fargo Sheyenne; Quarterfinalists – Megha Bharadwaj-Bismarck Public, Hannah Heidenreich-Fargo Davies. Sudiksha Singhal-Red River, Sameer Colbert-Fargo Davies

Division II Lincoln-Douglas Debate -- 1st Place – Sami Johnson-West Fargo; 2nd Place – Veda Voegele-Horace; Semi-finalists – Levi Gordon-Horace, Bruce Lin-Fargo Davies; Quarterfinalists – Jackson Pringle-Fargo North, Sarah Cai-Fargo Davies, Abhijna Kavasseri-Fargo North, Nadir Mohamed-Horace

Division I Public Forum Debate -- 1st Place Team – Gabrielle McGarvey/Madeline Robinson-Fargo South; 2nd Place Team – PF1 Eric Bender/Jacob Nistler-Bismarck Public; Semi-finalists – Aarya Panwalkar/Erika Spanjer-Fargo North, Collin Polasky/Ryan Prusak-Red River ; Quarterfinalists – Dylan Kiley/Carter Schmisek-Grand Forks Central, Jeremiah Moore/Quincy Ochsner-Shanley/Oak Grove, Sarah Hong/Om Panda-Red River, Nyssa Haslerud/Victoria Dorscher-West Fargo

Division II Public Forum Debate -- 1st Place Team – Cady Wang/Anusha Yadav-Fargo Davies; 2nd Place Team – Sameera Kathawala/Navisha Soni-Bismarck Public, Semi-finalists – EllaNora Hayes/Elijah Nyberg-West Fargo Sheyenne, Adeline Raum /Greta Raum-Fargo South; Quarterfinalists – Jonah Follingstad/Reagan Koppelman-West Fargo Sheyenne, Sydney Rygg/Eve Davis-Red River, Maggie Dick/Hannah Stevermer-Horace, Hosna Dawlaty/Vidyaa Lav-West Fargo Sheyenne

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