Robbinsdale Armstrong & Cooper Headed to Birmingham, AL for National Debate Tournament

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Robbinsdale Cooper senior Celisia Stanton and Robbinsdale Armstrong senior Claire Peavey and her partner junior Tanner Berris have qualified to represent Minnesota at the 2013 National Debate and Speech Tournament to be held in Birmingham Alabama. After two long days of debate at Eagan High School, Celisia Stanton faced off against fellow Robbinsdale teammate Andrew Urevig to decide who was going to represent both the district and state in Lincoln-Douglas debate.  After a fourty-five minute debate on if rehabilitation ought to be valued over retribution in the criminal justice system, Celisia edged her teammate on a 2-1 decision. Partners Claire and Tanner debated Chaska High School in Public Forum debate to represent the state.  Arguing that the Supreme Court decision Citizens United v Federal Election Commission has negatively impacted the…
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NFL Tournament Details

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Here are the details for the 2013 NFL Debate Qualifier. School: Eagan High School Friday - Leave Cooper/Armstrong at 1:30 PM. Only LD will be debating this day. If PF teams wish to come along please let me know right away if you are in. We have semi-limited space so I just need to make we figure out how we are getting people to and from. There will be three rounds of LD. - Return Cooper/Armstrong at 8:30 PM. Saturday - Leave Cooper/Armstrong at 6:50 AM. First day for Public Forum and day two for LD. - Return Cooper/Armstrong 7:00 PM. This is going to be a LONG DAY so please make sure to have something to do during off hours or have parents on the ready to drive you…
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Armstrong Captures Lincoln-Douglas Debate Championship / Cooper Advances to Quarter-Finals in Public Forum

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Robbinsdale Armstrong junior Andrew Urevig has captured the 2013 MSHSL Lincoln-Douglas State Debate Championship.  Over two days of debate Andrew entered elimination rounds as the number one seed and the only competitor to not lose any debates.  Andrew defeated Richard Shmikler from St. Louis Park on a 5-2 decision in the final round of debate to become the first Armstrong student to win the state championship and the second overall at Robbinsdale.  Andrew becomes the seventh student in the 112 year tournament history to reach the final round in two-consecutive years - the first since Robbinsdale Cooper graduate Dan Willey did it in 2007 and 2008. Robbinsdale Cooper junior Olivia Heusinkveld and sophomore Seth Thompson finished as quarter-finalist in Public Forum debate.  After two days of preliminary rounds Olivia and…
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Robbinsdale Debate Qualifies to State Tournament

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Robbinsdale Armstrong and Robbinsdale Cooper will be heading back to the MSHSL State Debate Tournament. Senior Claire Peavey and juniors Andrew Urevig and Tanner Berris will represent Armstrong.  Andrew finished as the Section 4AA Champion and goes back to the state tournament after taking 2nd place last year.  This will mark the second time Robbinsdale Armstrong has qualified to the state tournament. Seniors Collin Brown and Celisia Stanton, junior Olivia Heusinkveld and sophomore Seth Thompson will represent Cooper.  Celisia will be attending the state tournament for her second time.  Collin will be the first student in 112 year history of the MSHSL State Debate Tournament to qualify four times in Lincoln-Douglas debate.  This marks the ninth year in a row Robbinsdale Cooper has qualified to the state debate tournament. “To be…
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Section 4AA Tournament

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Where: St. Paul Humboldt High School When: Friday - January 11th Leave CHS at Noon, Armstrong at 12:10 PM Return: Approximately 8:00 PM When: Saturday - January 12th Leave CHS at 7:45 AM, Armstrong at 7:50 AM Return: Approximately 2:00 PM Top 6 Entries in LD and PF will qualify for the 112th MSHSL State Debate Tournament at the University of MN. Good Luck to All!
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