The Debate program finished third at the AAA State competition on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Seth Stapel and Barrett Gay were the state champions in Policy Debate! Elsa Waidelich and Abby Villacrusis were also state medalists (3rd Policy Debate). Also competing for the Knights were Allison Miller (4th Student Congress), Brandon Onestack (6th Lincoln Douglas), and Austin Moody (11th Student Congress).
Congratulations to the Turner Ashby FCCLA students who have participated in this past weekends State Leadership and Recognition Conference!
Kendra Dodrill competed in the 'Say Yes to FCS' event and received a gold medal and trophy for her 1st place, perfect score. She will be advancing on to Nationals and will represent Turner Ashby and the state of Virginia as she compete on the national level.
Tori Moats participated in the leadership events as our chapter president and served FCCLA as a judge of competitive events.
Jordan Bridges, who is the 2018-2019 Vice President of Public Relations, and her state officer team created and implemented an incredible leadership conference! We appreciate her amazing year of representing Turner Ashby High School and Virginia FCCLA this past year as a state officer. This was a lot of work and responsibility and we are so pleased with her efforts!
The debate team won the VHSL Super Region Tournament this past Saturday! The following students are advancing to the State Tournament:
Pictures of the project
Turner Ashby High School students participated in a service project to rebuild the Ottobine Elementary School Playground. (See link to a few pictures is above.) These students worked hard the first day, and endured a heavy, cold rain for hours the second day. Please pay special attention to the first seven students listed. They joined us on Tuesday over Spring Break to work a full day with us simply because they wanted to finish the job.
As you can see from the pictures, we replaced a large portion of the splintered wood with new lumber. Our goal was to improve the integrity of the structure, and limit the amount of splinters children were getting while playing. You may also notice a chainsaw carved Ottobine otter provided by Mr. Hanifee.
It was a very rewarding experience for the adults and for the students.
Congratulations to the Forensics Team which finished fourth at the VHSL State Tournament this past Saturday. Ian Phillips placed 2nd in Prose, Emily Villacrusis took 2nd in Humorous Interpretation, Ben Neher was 3rd in Extemporaneous Speaking and Abby Villacrusis was 4th in Storytelling. A special congratulations to seniors Ian, Emily and Ben; over the past three years, they have combined for eight State Tournament appearances, resulting in one 1st place finish, six 2nd places and one 3rd.
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