Students debating at the Robbinsdale Birds of Prey should arrive at their respective buildings by 8:15 AM. All LD’ers should go to Armstrong High School. All PF and Congress go to Cooper High School.
The debate season is right around the corner and we are having one more “information night” before we officially start practice on Thursday, September 11th.
Armstrong High School - September 9th, at 2:20 in Room 220.
Cooper High School – September 10th, at 2:20 in Room B241.
We will meet until about 3:45 PM. Student can take the activity bus home. If you have any questions make sure to ask.
Looking at joining the Robbinsdale Debate Team? Join us at our information meeting on Monday, August 18th, 6:30 PM at Robbinsdale Armstrong High School. This meeting is for parents and students interested in joining the debate team at either Robbinsdale Armstrong or Robbinsdale Cooper High School.
Our agenda is simple:
- What is debate?
- How do I join the debate team?
- When do we practice and when are tournaments?
- What is debate camp and should I attend?
Looking for more information about our debate camp.
If you are unable to join us for the information meeting and want additional information, contact us anytime!
Make sure to join us on January 30th at 6:30 PM for the end of year banquet. The banquet is being held at Robbinsdale Cooper High School. We are serving everything “family style”.
We are asking people to bring a side to share. We will be getting Raising Canes Chicken as well.
Robbinsdale Armstrong captures second consecutive state title; Robbinsdale Cooper advances to quarter-final round.
Robbinsdale Armstrong senior, Andrew Urevig, successfully defended his title to capture his second consecutive MSHSL Lincoln-Douglas State Championship. Andrew becomes only the second student to win two state titles, and the first ever to compete in the final round of debate in three consecutive years. Andrew defeated Edina in the final round of debate on a 5 to 2 decision. “Going back to the final round at state was a real honor.” says Urevig. Lincoln-Douglas debate was arguing for prioritizing environmental protection over resource extraction when the two are in conflict in developing countries.
Robbinsdale Cooper seniors, Maddy Hillson and Amanda Halek finished as quarter-finalists in Public Forum debate. Maddy and Amanda finished the six preliminary rounds as the sixth seed going into the quarter-final round where they lost the round to the eventual state champions on a 2 to 1 decision. Public Forum debate was arguing for prioritizing development assistance over military aid in the Sahel region of Africa.
Robbinsdale has a history of excellence at the state debate tournament. This is their third championship title (2007, 2013, 2014) and they have been runners-up twice (2008, 2012) in the past eight years.
MSHSL State Debate Tournament was held January 17th and 18th at the University of Minnesota.
For more information about the State Debate Tournament or Robbinsdale Debate please contact Head Debate Coach DJ Brynteson, 763-458-4702.