Edina High School
Debate & Speech
Urgent Judges Needed
Every team is required to provide judges, that is in proportion to the number of participants/ competitors.
We need more parents to volunteer to judge.
We are currently six judges short this weekend.
We have multiple judge challenges, but one of them is an absence of parent judges.
It is imperative for parents to judge, or else we will have to drop students.
We do not want to hold any students back from competing.
We need judges at six tournaments:
East Ridge (10/31)
Edina (11/14) – this is our greatest need
Novice/JV Championships (12/4-5)
We’re asking parents to sign up on the judge sign up genius, which is here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0949abab23aaf94-edina11
Latest Tournament Results
Claire Anderson McElligott and Nihar Atri, Quaterfinalist
Speaker awards: Claire (2nd), Nihar (5th)
Local circuit: Lakeville tournament
Henry Zheng and Armaan Jain: 5th place in JV
Saketh Buitdeti and Kedar Simhudri, 2nd place Varsity
Ike Smalley and Evan Tessmer-tuck, 9th place Varsity
Isaiah Sweeney, 4th place in JV
Alex Schultze, 8th place in JV
Max Opitz, 6th place in Varsity
Jonah Sher, 4th place novice
Danielle Schmitt, 9th place novice
Nikhil Konkimala, 6th place in JV
Hannah Owens Pierre, 5th place in JV
Nivi Sreekantan, 6th place in JV
Ananth Veluvali, 6th place Varsity
Speaker awards: Danielle (2nd), Jonah (7th), Ike (6th)
National Circuit: U of M Policy Debate
JV Policy Debate:
Friday tournament: Sabeeh Mirza and Akshana Jose, 4th place
Sat tournament: John Vaccaro and Alper Guvenen, 3rd place
Sat tournament: Sabeeh Mirza and Richard Pollard, 6th place
Coaches & Team Captains
August 19, 2020
Welcome to a new season of Edina Debate and Speech!
Although we all have experienced many changes since last spring, Debate & Speech offers an exciting opportunity to make our voices heard in new ways this year. Practices and Tournaments will all be virtual. As we prepare our new team infrastructure, we're looking to upgrade the team website and communications so we can all stay connected.
Our coaching staff is gearing up for a great fall season!
Congress: Amanda, Sam H
LD: Mark, Joe
Policy: Hayden, Tim, Sam P
Public Forum: Mark A, Josie, Charlie, Silvia
If you have any questions, I'm happy to help!