We will be having a debate parents/fundraiser meeting on October 15th at 6:30 PM at Robbinsdale Armstrong High School in the Media Center.
Our agenda will cover:
- Review remaining debate calendar
- Answer outstanding questions
- Start Planning for November 23rd Debate tournament being hosted at Armstrong & Cooper
- The Robbinsdale Debate team hosts a tournament each year as our one and only fundraiser for the program. Having parent support is vital in order to pull off the tournament!
I expect the meeting to last 45 minutes.
After the meeting any parents who wish to see a demonstration debate are welcome to stay and watch. This is a great opportunity to see what debate looks. The demonstration debate will take approximately 45 minutes.
If you have any questions or would like to help with the tournament but are unable to attend the meeting please do not hesitate in e-mailing.
Debate Information Meetings have been set for both buildings.
Armstrong High School – September 5th at 2:20 PM in Room 220
Cooper High School – September 10th at 2:20 PM in Room B241
We hope you had a great summer!
For those of you who are new to the Robbinsdale Armstrong & Cooper High School we hope that you are interested in joining the Robbinsdale Debate Team. A few bits of information that will help you.
Why Join Debate? – “The Wall Street Journal report did specifically highlight a “consistent trend” that dedicated participation in debate has significantly increased the success rate of college applicants at all schools which track such data. State and national award winners have a 22% to 30% higher acceptance rate at top tier colleges and being captain of the debate team “improved an applicant’s chances by more than 60% compared with the rest of the pool,” according to the report. But more importantly, debate is a fun experience where you will meet friends for life.
Debate Information Night – August 19th, 6:30 PM at Robbinsdale Armstrong High School
Armstrong form download here.
Cooper form is being posted online and once it is I will link directly to it!
2013 Debate Camp – August 20th to August 22nd at Robbinsdale Cooper High School. Camp goes from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM each day. There is no cost to the three day camp. Students are responsible for either bringing their own lunch or money to purchase lunch. Returning students, we will start camp on Monday, August 19th. To register for camp, simply e-mail rbrynteson@Brynteson.info with student name, parents name, e-mail address and phone number.
We hope that you join us for the 2013 debate season!
I will update this as we start. But expect around 1PM to have results if any of the Robbinsdale kids have cleared to elimination rounds – or approximately the top 60.
Update #1 – Robbinsdale Armstrong Junior Andrew Urevig advances to the round of sixty. Andrew will have two more rounds today before the next cut to the top 30 students. Congrats and good luck to Andrew.
Update #2 – Senior Celisia Stanton has qualified to the round of sixty in LD debate and now enters the double slim portion. Good luck.
Update #3 – First piece of negative news. Team Clanner (Senior Claire Peavey and Junior Tanner Berris) did not clear to elm rounds. Good luck to them in Extemp Debate tomorrow as part of supplemental rounds.
Lastly, we will not get any news about Olivia until tonight around 7:30 pm.
Update #4 – Robbinsdale Junior Olivia Heusinkveld does not make it to semi-finals in congress. She will join Tanner and Andrew today in supplemental event of Extemp Debate. Celisia will continue to debate in the LD pool.
The Robbinsdale Debate Team has done it again although this time in Congressional Debate. Completing at the 2013 National Qualifying Tournament at Minneapolis Community & Technical College on February 22nd, juniors Andrew Urevig and Olivia Heusinkveld both qualified to the 2013 National Debate Tournament.
During the event, students from around the state take on the role of Senators and House members while debating a variety of bills and resolutions. Robbinsdale Armstrong student Andrew Urevig competed in the Senate debating bills such as immigration reform and balance budget amendments. Andrew finished in second place which qualified him to the tournament. Robbinsdale Cooper student Olivia Heusinkveld debated in the House of Representatives covering items such as changing the legal voting age to 16 and a resolution to dissolve the electoral college. Olivia finished as the only student with perfect marks during the tournament with three ranks of 1st place.
Andrew and Olivia will join their teammates Tanner, Claire and Celisia who have already qualified to the national tournament. The National Debate and Speech Tournament will be held June 17th to the 21st in Birmingham, AL. The Robbinsdale Speech team will attempt to qualify more students at the Speech Qualifying tournament at Eagan High School on March 8th and 9th.