Debate Tournament Information


The 102nd Annual North Dakota High School Activities Association Debate Tournament was held at Fargo Davies High School on Friday and Saturday, February 6-7, 2015.  Shanley was crowned champion with 59 points and Fargo North received the Runner-Up award with 36 points.

The CSTAND coach of the year as elected by her peers was Gayle Hyde, coach at Fargo South high school.

Individual place winners in each division are as follows:

Division I Lincoln-Douglas Debate --1st Place - Gabriel Thomas, Shanley; 2nd Place – Colten Stoltz, Mandan; Semi-finalists - Elizabeth Erickson, Shanley; Taranvir Johal, Oak Grove; Quarterfinalists – William Fleck, Mandan; Sarah McCloud, Grand Forks Central; Paige Hanson, Grand Forks Central; Carl Denton, Fargo North.

Division II Lincoln-Douglas Debate -- 1st Place - Nada Attia, Fargo North; 2nd Place - Sarah Tarvestad, Fargo North; Semi-finalists - Nidhi Mahale, Fargo Davies; KayCee Fry, Mandan; Quarterfinalists - Francine Shaft, Grand Forks Central; Padmanabha Kavasseri, West Fargo; Charley Planteen, West Fargo; Jediah Thomas, Shanley; Superior Medalists - Heather Helm, Fargo Davies; Davis Ekman, Shanley.

Division III Lincoln-Douglas Debate -- 1st Place - Ishika Gupta, Fargo Davies; 2nd Place - Adam Khan, West Fargo Sheyenne; Semi-finalists - Juliet Geffre, Shanley; Dyuti Dawn, Fargo Davies; Quarterfinalists - Andrew Taszarek, Fargo South; Noah McDonald, West Fargo Sheyenne; Megan Hanson, Grand Forks Central; Daniel Ntembe, Grand Forks Central; Superior Medalist - Elyce Kinzer, Fargo North.

Division I Public Forum Debate -- 1st Place Team - Eliana Goehring/Hannah Keogh, Shanley; 2nd Place Team – Allison Rabe/Hanna Wentz, Minot; Semi-finalists –Kaitlyn Kidder/Nathaniel Thoreson, Fargo Davies; Austin Weigel /Michael Lepine, Shanley; Quarterfinalists – Gavin Muscha/Reed Rufer, Richland; Andie Chandler/Rachel Trenne, Red River; Austin Walker/Alyssa M. Sogge, West Fargo; Jared Melville/Sebastian Patron-Soto, Shanley.

Division II Public Forum Debate -- 1st Place Team – Isaac Spanjer/Grace Akon, Fargo North; 2nd Place Team – Casey Beck/Skylar Moody, Mandan; Semi-finalists – Sofia Flores/Martha Denton, Fargo North; Katherine Gladitsch/Grace Ward, Shanley; Quarterfinalists – Raini Endicott/Zoey Sours, Fargo South; Jamie Motschenbacher/Reid Nelson, Shanley; Isabella Mitchell/Maiya Fleck, Mandan; Rylee Lindemann/Page Schoer, Fargo Davies; Superior Medalists - Lindsey Lillehaugen/Trevor Weiland, Red River; Angeline Utomo/North V. Knewtson, West Fargo Sheyenne; Toby Kindem/Chelsey M. Cressman, West Fargo; Kirstin Kuntz/Saige Thurlow, Fargo Davies.

Division III Public Forum Debate -- 1st Place Team – Raeef L. Rahman/Mohamed A. Hamza, West Fargo; 2nd Place Team – Easton Hoffman/Sanggu Lee, Fargo Davies; Semi-finalists – Mitchell Krings/Armand Andersen, Shanley; Tejas S. Bajwa/ Gideon M. Kamau, West Fargo; Quarterfinalists – Joyce Showers/Shiori Kudo, Fargo South; Joshua Ward/Teresa Weigel, Shanley; Erica Flores/Kristie Qui, Fargo North;  Micheala Dale/Lauren Kiley, Grand Forks Central.

Schools participating were Fargo Davies, Fargo North, Fargo South, Grand Forks Central, Grand Forks Red River, Mandan, Minot, Oak Grove, Richland, Shanley, West Fargo Sheyenne, and West Fargo.

Previous Champions

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Updated 03/04/2015