Recorded 2-27-2018 @ Lincoln Theater
Congratulations to MVHS Debaters Ausha and Emily! Senior Emily Klein ends her competitive speech experience at State with a 2nd place finish in Dramatic Interpretation... Freshman Ausha Macias Curry begins her journey with a 3rd place finish in Interpretive Reading!
I am immensely proud of every student who competed this weekend because trophies aren't everything. The friendship, the growth, the leadership... all mean more to me as their coach.
Jefferson Elementary teachers (Mr. Bishop and Mr. Norman, the hi-cap teachers) asked us to come because they are moving into the persuasive writing section of the year and they wanted their students to learn to make good arguments and responses. We taught them ethos/pathos/logos, basic Refutation skills, then moved on to some SPAR rounds.
Congratulations to these MVHS Bulldog Debaters for their success at the Puget Sound National Speech and Debate Association National Qualification Tournaments:
Senior Emily Klein... Program of Oral Interpretation- 1st Alternate, Dramatic Interpretation- 2nd Alternate, AND attending Nationals in World's Debate!
Junior Grayson Parker... Oratory- 2nd Alternate, AND attending Nationals in Program of Oral Interpretation!
Junior Matthew Jurenka... Congressional Debate Senate- 1st Alternate (and we believe he will be attending Nationals!)
Wednesday, at our chapter meeting, we recognized members for their scholastic efforts by awarding certificates for first semester GPAs. We also held our Greenhand and Chapter Degree induction ceremonies. Students earned certificates today but will get their bronze and silver pins at our Awards banquet in May! All of this shows the hard work in both school and FFA events by our members! Great job guys! You make us proud!