Last weekend the VHSL State Debate competition was held at Liberty University in Lynchburg. Danielle Cave, Michelle De La Cruz, Zach Dolack, Parker Estes, Barrett Gay, Ellie Miller, Ben Neher, Kelly Rohrer, Kaelyn Spickler, Seth Stapel and Leland Stevens completed in Policy Debate, Public Forum Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate and Student Congress. Danielle and Ellie came in 3rd in Policy, Parker and Seth came in 2nd in Policy and Zach came in 4th in Student Congress. Overall the team placed 3rd in state! Congratulations!
Turner Ashby High School has been awarded a bronze medal for 2016 from U.S. News and World Report's Best High Schools. Virginia is home to 113 schools ranked in 2016 among the U.S. News Best High Schools. This is the fifth time Turner Ashby High School has achieved recognition in U.S. News and World Report's rankings: 2007, 2008, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
All four high schools in Rockingham County were ranked in the Best High Schools. Two other Rockingham County high schools received recognition as bronze medal winners - Broadway High School and East Rockingham High School. Spotswood High School earned a silver medal and was ranked #47 out of the 329 high school in the state of Virginia.
During National Library Week 2016, all students who checked out books or paid fines were eligible to enter a prize drawing for things such a tote bags and gift cards.
The following students were prize winners:
Turner Ashby FCCLA members attended the FCCLA State Leadership and Recognition Conference April 7-10 in Virginia Beach. While there, Jordan Bridges competed in the National Programs in Actions event and won a gold medal and second place. Madalyn Lambert competed in the Illustrated Talk event and won a gold medal and the 1st place trophy. Both students have received the invitation to compete at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in San Diego, CA in July. Rachel Earman and Nathan Carter also attended the state conference and served as competition judges. The four students also participated in workshops and leadership sessions while they were there.
Last Saturday we hosted the Regional Debate tournament, and Turner Ashby came in first place!
That was three first place wins out of four categories! Eleven students will move on to States on the 22nd and 23rd of April.
Way to go!!
Congratulations to Elizabeth Bullock and Taylor Metzler who are the 2016 3A Forensics State Champions in Serious Duo Interpretation. Elizabeth and Taylor won the title on Saturday (04/02/16) at the VHSL state tournament, earning a first place ranking from the judges in each of their three rounds. Thanks to their efforts, TA tied for fifth place out of 18 teams.
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