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2024 NDHSAA State Debate Results

NDHSAA NEWS RELEASE: Tuesday, February 6

VALLEY CITY – The 111th Annual North Dakota High School Activities Association Debate Tournament was held at Fargo Davies High School on Saturday, February 3, 2024.  West Fargo Horace was crowned Champions with 58 team points and Fargo Davies received Runner-Up with 56 team points.

Elected by peers as the 2024 Debate Coach of the Year was Brian Geffre, coach at Shanley.

Individual place winners in each division are as follows:

Division I Lincoln-Douglas Debate

1st Place-Hannah Heidenreich - Fargo Davies; 2nd Place-Nora Aeilts - West Fargo Horace; Semi-Finalist-Veda Voegele - West Fargo Horace; Semi-Finalist-Eli Nyberg - West Fargo Sheyenne; Consolation Champion-Lukas Robinson - Fargo South; Quarterfinalist-Levi Gorden - West Fargo Horace; Quarterfinalist-Nadir Mohamed-West Fargo Horace; Quarterfinalist-Ariel Bahn - Fargo Davies.

Division II Lincoln-Douglas Debate     

1st Place-Braden Li - Fargo Davies; 2nd Place-Setiya Hamidi - Fargo Davies; Semi-Finalist-Neha Kamalakannan - West Fargo Sheyenne; Semi-Finalist-James Mueller - West Fargo Horace; Consolation Champion-Austin Trzpuc - West Fargo; Quarterfinalist-Elsie Thompson - Bismarck Public Schools; Quarterfinalist-EllaNora Hayes - West Fargo Sheyenne; Quarterfinalist-Kenneth Demchuk - West Fargo Sheyenne.

Division I Public Forum Debate

1st Place-Jonah Follingstad/Reagan Koppelman - West Fargo Sheyenne; 2nd Place-August Phillips/Haley Metzger - Bismarck Public Schools; Semi-Finalist-Hosna Dawlaty/Vidyaa Lav - West Fargo Sheyenne; Semi-Finalist-Lydia Picotte/Angel Mochoge - Fargo Davies; Consolation Champion-Ethan Frisch/Griffin Terras - West Fargo Horace; Quarterfinalist-Amro Heshmat/Cady Wang - Fargo Davies; Quarterfinalist-Jordan Graves/Maggie Dick - West Fargo Horace; Quarterfinalist-Elena Weng/Norah Casas - West Fargo Sheyenne.

Division II Public Forum Debate

1st Place-McKenzie Freier/Lillian Meidinger - Fargo Davies; 2nd Place-Amour Mach/Maron Kpadeh - West Fargo Horace; Semi-Finalist-Charlotte Lovejoy/Isabel Flanagan - West Fargo Horace; Semi-Finalist-Jayla Ridout/Lucy Scherbenske - West Fargo Horace; Consolation Champion-Sophia Lin/Ashley Hsu - Fargo Davies; Quarterfinalist-Kaitlyn Desmarais/Penelope Echola - Fargo North; Quarterfinalist-William Mitsche/Madison Arness - Fargo South; Quarterfinalist-Cooper Thorstad/Chinmay Gopi - Fargo North.

Participating teams included: Bismarck Public Schools, Fargo Davies, Fargo North, Fargo South, West Fargo, West Fargo Horace, and West Fargo Sheyenne.

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