Sunday, September 28, 2014

Oct 4th @ Anoka

Anoka High School
3939 Seventh Avenue North Anoka, MN 55303 [map, directions]
4 October 2014

* Parents. We need a total of 17 judges to make this weekend work, so if any of you are game to judge, this a weekend where we really need your help. 

** No Concessions.  You'll for sure want to bring your own food for breakfast and snacks. The Edina Friends of Forensics will be helping you by bringing in pizza.  Keep in mind this isn't an all-you-can-eat feasting. It's probably like 2 slices per person.  So if you need more than that for a long day, pack extra food.  And be sure to say THANK YOU to the EFOF parents who are making this possible for you. 

Bus Times
Depart 7AM from door 7 at EHS
Return 5PM (estimate)

Andy Charrier
Tim Greenfield

Public Forum Schedule
Round 1 -- 8:30
Round 2 -- 9:30
Round 3 -- 10:50

Round 4 -- 12:30
Round 5 -- 1:30
Finals -- 2:30 or ASAP

Lincoln-Douglas Schedule -- Flighted
Round 1 -- 8:30
Round 2 -- 10:00
Round 3 -- 12:00
Round 4 -- 1:30 (probably lag powered off Rounds 1 & 2)

Novice LD Debate
   Anjali Aralikar
   Isha Konety
   Joanna Kim
   Jonah Rosenthal
   Joseph Annareddy
   Julie Yuan
   Kanu Madhok
   Om Jahagirdar
   Rahil Modi
   Sujit Varadhan
   Yuanxi Kuang
   Aiden Swann
   Zach Zamoff

JV LD Debate
   Annie Amen
   Connie Chao
   Gloria Mi
   Murray Friedberg
   Uma Kumar-Montei

Varsity LD Debate
   Anand Mittal
   Arvind Veluvali
   Katie Bogart
   Kyle Nicholson
   Mabel Thomas
   Max Schleck
   Romi Lee

Novice Public Forum
   Maeve Swackhamer - Ali Kaju
   Owen Phernetton - James Kuznecoff
   Rachel Nierengarten - Maggie Hogan
   Addie Cheong - Gauri Madhok

JV Public Forum
   Lauren Smith - Natalie Curtain

Varsity Public Forum
   Adi Mittal - Ashab Alamgir
   Richard Zu - Aarathi Garimella

Oct 4th @ Washington Tech Magnet

MN Urban Debate League
Washington Tech Magnet
1495 Rice St, St Paul, MN 55117 [map, directions]
4 October 2014

Bus Times
7:45AM depart from Door 7 at EHS
6:30PM return to EHS (estimate)

Pack enough food to be self-sufficient for the entire day.  If that means you bring a giant bag from Byerly's, do it.  I would count on tournament having little food available.  Somebody might want to find a pizza place online and do a team pizza order (or some other kind of delivery food).  

Novice Policy
Chris Lethert /Max Aldrich
Zelda Kieser / Quinn Ramsey
Katherine Hulbert / Nathaniel Essma

Varsity Policy

Tanner Engh

Stephanie Bramer
Matt St. Germain
Patrick LaChance (novice only)
Clay Carlson (1/2 time)


8:00 AM:                    Arrival and Registration

8:40 AM:                    Opening Announcements

9:00 AM:                    Round 1 (Varsity/JV/Novice)            

10:45 AM:                  Round 2 (Varsity/JV/Novice)          

12:30 PM                    Lunch

1:15 PM:                     Round 3 (Varsity/JV/Novice)                            

3:15 PM:                     Round 4 (Varsity/JV/Novice)                    
5:30 PM:                    Awards

6 PM:                          Departure

Results from Rosemount

7AM. Ready to win hard, lose hard.

We had an excellent first weekend out.  We will see a lot of growth in debate skills over the next month now.  Once the winning and losing begins, motivation climbs.  Now it's time to push ourselves to keep improving.  Margaret Thatcher remarked, “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”

** Update - the ballots for the tournament have now been posted on the MDTA website.   Typically we are given hard copies of the ballots at the tournaments but sometimes access to a copier is not possible and hosts will go this route. 

Novice Public Forum [results packet]
Russel Freeman and Bendan Wik - 2-1 record
Addie Cheong and Gauri Madhok - 2-1 record

JV Public Forum [results packet]
Natalie Curtain and Lauren Smith - 7th place

Varsity Public Forum [results packet]
Richard Zu and Aarathi Garimella - 3-1 record
David Ma  and Khalid Ishani - 5th place
David Ma 6th speaker

Novice Policy [results packet]
Natalia Madrinan and  Elizabeth Tuinor - 2-1 record
Zelda Kleser and Quinn Ramsey - 2nd placeZelda Kleser - 3rd speaker

Varsity Policy [results packet]

Novice Lincoln-Douglas [results packet]
Anjali Aralikar- 2-1 record
Julie Yuan- 2-1 record
Rahil Modi- 2-1 record
Bharath Muniraj- 3-0 record 
Kanu Madhok3-0 record  
Jonah Rosenthal- 3-0 record  
Sandra Chen - 2nd place
Aiden Swann - 6th place 
Sandra Chen - 4th speaker
Julie Yuan - 3rd speaker

 JV Lincoln-Douglas [results packet]
Anand Mittal- 5th place
Anand Mittal - 6th speaker


Varsity Lincoln Douglas [results packet]
Arvind Veluvali- 2nd place
Romi Lee - 5th place
Max Schleck- 6th place  
Kyle Nicholson- 8th place
Romi Lee - 3rd speaker
Max Schleck- 5th speaker  
Arvind Veluvali- 8th speaker

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sept 27 @ Rosemount/MDTA Jamboree

Minnesota Debate Teachers Jamboree
Rosemount High School
27 September 2014

Andy Charrier
Megan Koester
Tim Greenfield
Samantha Hunt

Bus Times
Depart Edina HS Door 7 at 7AM
Return estimated between 5 and 5:30PM

Reminder to Debaters from Tournament Manager
We are sharing the cafeteria on Saturday with the homecoming dance committee, who will be decorating for our dance starting at 10 am.  For that reason, everyone should try to stay out of the "pit" (the sunken area in the middle of the cafeteria.  It goes without saying that you should also make sure your students (and everyone else) doesn't mess with the decorations at any time. 

I also want to highlight the note on room use in our invitation information:  DO NOT do anything that would disturb the teachers when they return on Monday morning.  DO NOT sit at the teachers' desks or disturb anything on our around them. (This means judges as well as students.) DO NOT unplug anything or mess with any of the tech in the room.  DO NOT bring any food into the rooms, and the only drinks should be water in capped bottles.  We will be checking rooms and I don't want to have to get medieval on anyone. 

Tournament Format
Policy will feature three rounds of competition in each division.
Varsity and JV Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum will feature four flighted  rounds of competition. Novice LD/PF Novice will first watch a "showcased" Varsity round in their event during flight A of round 1, to be followed by a post-round discussion facilitated by Minnesota coaches during flight B.  After that, there will be a novice division that features three flighted rounds of competition. 

Varsity LD
Kyle Nicholson
Madison Seeley
Mabel Thomas
Annie Amen
Romi Lee
Arvind Veluvali
Connie Chao
Max Schleck
Katie Bogart

Murray Friedburg
Uma Kumar-Montei
Anand Mittal

Novice LD
Yuanxi Kuang
Kanu Madhok
Sandra Chen
Anjali Aralikar
Jonah Rosenthal
Rahil Modi
Joanna Kim
Aiden Swann
Joseph Annareddy
Sujit Varadhan
Bharath Muniraj
Isha Konety
Om Jahagir
Julie Yuan

Novice PF
Maeve Swackhamer/Ali Kaju
Owen Phernetton/James Kuznecoff
Rachel Nierengarten/Maggie Hogan
Addie Cheong/Gauri Madhok/

Natalie Curtin/Lauren Smith

Varsity PF
Adi Mittal/Ashab
Richard Zhu/Aarathi Garimella

Novice Policy
Chris Lethert /Max Aldrich
Elizabeth Tuinor/ Natalia Madrinan
Zelda Kieser / Quinn Ramsey
Katherine Hulbert / Nathaniel Essma

Varsity Policy
Issac Berte/Tanner Engh

7:30 am School opens to competitors
7:30 am - 8:30 am Registration (inside main entrance)
8:45 am Round 1 LD/PF (V/JV, Policy (all divisions); LD/PF Observation (N)
9:45 am - 12:15 pm Congressional Debate Session 1
10:45 am Round 2 LD/PF (V/JV); Round 1 LD/PF (N)
11:15 am Lunch (Policy); LD and PF debaters should eat during their off flights
12:45 am Round 3 LD/PF (V/JV); Round 2 LD/PF (N); Round 2 Policy (all divisions)
12:15 pm Lunch (Congress)
2:45 pm Round 4 LD/PF (V/JV); Round 3 LD/PF (N)
2:00 pm Round 3 Policy
4:00 pm Awards in Student Center (All Events)

Sept 27-29 @ Valley

Mid-America Classic
West Des Moines Valley HS
September 27-29

Chris Stinson
Bobby Ciborowski
Risha Bhattacharjee
Brett Lind

Varsity Policy
Anja Beth and Shanelle
Patrick and Drew
Anne and Sukriti
Maggie and Meredith

Bus - door 13 is the meeting place, same as trips last year
Depart Edina HS 4PM, load bus at 3:45 - picking up Eagan and Apple Valley
Return on Monday after everybody has been eliminated - so this could be later on Monday night

West Des Moines Marriott 1250 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266 USA Phone: 1-515-267-1500

Friday, September 26, 2013
All schools must attend registration. Strike and preference sheets will be filled out at registration.

Saturday, September 27, 2013
Policy rounds will take place at Valley High School.
8:00 am                       Debate round 1
10:00 am                     Debate Round 2
11:30 pm                     Lunch
1:00 pm                       Debate Round 3
4:00 pm                       Debate Round 4

Sunday, September 28, 2013
8:00 am                       Debate round 5
11:00 am                     Debate round 6
12:30 pm                     Lunch
2:00 pm                       Double octofinals, all divisions
Awards and octofinals in each division will take place according to that division's schedule. These times will be announced by each division director.

Monday, September 29, 2013
All rounds take place at the West Des Moines Marriott
8:00 am                       Quarterfinals
11:00 pm                     Semifinals
2:00 pm                       Finals

Friday, September 12, 2014

Sept 20 Scrimmage @ Eagan HS

2nd Annual Hornet/Wildcat Novice Scrimmage
Eagan High School
4185 Braddock Trail, Eagan MN 55123 [Map]

Bus Times
Depart 8AM from Door #7 of Edina High School
Return estimated 2-2:30PM *

* We will ask debaters to call home when they are on the road back from Eagan - should take us about 20 minutes to get back to Edina once underway.   Please have a ride ready so the coaches can go home and enjoy the rest of their Saturday too.

What to Bring
* Cases and evidence
* Timer
* Paper/legal pads for flowing + pens
* Water bottle
* A bag lunch -- this is the only food you'll have available during the day
* Wear casual school-appropriate clothing, this is a practice event

8:30 – 9:00 Welcome and site scheduling of practice rounds
9:00 Round 1
9:00 Judge Training Presentation in Lecture Room C while students are debate round 1
10:30 Round 2 – judges here for training will be deployed to watch a round of debate and write a practice critique
12:00 Break
12:30 Round 3 – judges here for training may stay and watch an additional round or may leave

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Parent Meeting Handout

If you missed the parent meeting on Monday night, here are the slides from the presentation in PDF format.

Thanks to all who attended and the Edina Friends of Forensics for their support as well

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Monday Night Parent + Team Meeting

Monday, Sept 8th 2014 6:30PM in the EHS Community Room

We will meet to run over the basics for parents and students -- topics such as schedule, dress code, information sharing, and our booster group, The Edina Friends of Forensics. 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Sept 16th Eat Chipotle on York and 69th

There could not be an easier way to support the Edina debate team - simply eat at the Chipotle on York and 69th Tuesday September 16th between 5 and 8PM.  50% of proceeds go to the team if you tell them your are there to support Edina Debate. Or show them this post on your phone.