Congratulations to the TA debate team which finished second overall at the VHSL State Tournament this past weekend! Leading the way was the state champion Policy team of Parker Estes and Emily Howe. The team of Danielle Cave and Ellie Miller were the runners-up in Policy. Gabriela Leija-Hernandez finished 12th in Student Congress. Emily also received the medal for First Speaker in Policy, while Parker earned his second state title in Policy Debate. They finished with a perfect 6 - 0 record at the tournament. Congratulations to Kaelyn Spickler and Allison Miller who also contributed to TA’s historic team achievement!
The TA forensics and debate teams had another strong showing last night at the ShenVaFL tournament at Harrisonburg. Emily Villacrusis led the way, earning a First Place medal in Humorous Interpretation. Also placing were: Wyatt Smith, 4th in Extemporaneous Speaking; Rachel Slagell, 4th in Impromptu; Wyatt Cook, 4th in Student Congress; Lydia Manson, 5th in Poetry; Rachel Moore, 5th in Original Oratory; Ian Phillips, 6th in Impromptu; Zoe Otto and Seth Dye, 6th in Public Forum; and the policy teams of Parker Estes and Barrett Gay, and Ellie Miller and Danielle Cave. A shout out to the first-time competitors: Joey Bennett; Joe Blanton; Asher Davis; Landyn Harris; Brandon Onestak; and Wyatt Smith. Great job everyone!
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!
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 our Debate Team for placing second at the Conference Tournament last Saturday!
In Policy debate,
In Public Forum debate,
In Lincoln Douglas debate,
Everyone did a great job!
Way to go!
Congratulations to the Debate and Forensics team that competed in the ShenVaFL Championship tournament on Saturday. TA had a fine showing. Trophy winners included: Zach Dolack, 2nd in Student Congress; Kat Knighten, 2nd in Poetry Interpretation; Ellie Miller and Danielle Cave, 2nd in Policy Debate; Parker Estes and Seth Stapel, 3rd in Policy Debate; and Rachel Moore and Kelly Rohrer, 3rd in Public Forum Debate. Zach Dolack was also voted Outstanding Senator for Student Congress. As a team, TA finished 3rd at the tournament. For the season, TA finished 3rd out of 18 schools who competed in the League.
The debate and forensic teams did a great job at last night’s ShenVaFL tournament. This was the largest tournament of the season so far, with 270 students from 18 schools. First place winners were Zach Dolack in Student Congress and Parker Estes and Seth Stapel in Policy Debate. Second place medals went to Danielle Cave and Ellie Miller in Policy Debate. Third place medals went Kaelyn Spickler in Student Congress and Ben Neher in Extemporaneous Speaking. Also placing were the following: Emily Villacrusis, fifth in Humorous Interpretation; Emily Howe, sixth in Dramatic Interpretation, Gabriela Leija, sixth in Student congress; and Kelly Rohrer and Rachel Moore, sixth in Public Forum. A special shout out to Patrick Martin who competed for the first time in Student Congress and qualified for the Champions Tournament. Great job by everyone!
Congratulations to policy debaters who competed in the JMU Debate Invitational last weekend: Parker Estes, Seth Stapel, Emily Howe, Ben Neher, Danielle Cave and Ellie Miller competed in six rounds of debate against some of the toughest teams in the mid-Atlantic Region. Everybody managed to squeak out a win and survived a real marathon of hard work and competition. They did so with good humor and positive attitudes, and they represented TA with honor! Congratulations!
Last Friday and Saturday the Virginia High School League held the State Debate Competitions at Liberty University in Lynchburg. Maressa Cortes, Lukas Shifflett, Zach Dolack, Rachel Moore, Kelly Rohrer, Parker Estes, and Lauren Onestak competed on and off for eighteen hours in those two days. It’s a marathon of argument! We are very pleased to announce that Turner Ashby came in third in the State 1A, 2A, 3A combined regions, and especially happy to announce that Parker Estes and Lauren Onestak placed 1st in the State in Policy Debate! That’s back to back State Championships for Lauren! Congratulations to everyone who participated and represented TA so well!
Congratulations to the TA Debate team members Anthony Malabad, Zachary Dolack, Lukas Shifflett, Avi Pandey, Maressa Cortes, Rachel Moore, Kelly Rohrer, Parker Estes and Laure Onestak for placing 2nd overall in the Regional Debate Tournament this Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Harrisonburg High School.
The following students will be heading to Liberty University for the VHSL State Debate Tournament on Friday, April 24, 2015 after winning at the the Regional Debate tournament.
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