We are now a month into the 2016-17 debate season which means its now time to start our weekly updates for MDTA Cup. The MDTA Cup was started in the 2010-11 debate season to reward in-state tournament participation across the entire year. The MDTA Cup is awarded to the top program in each of the five debate categories.
Started last year, the top 8 students in each format of debate are awarded the MDTA All-State Debate. Each of these students represent the very best students in each format of debate. All-State Awards for Congress and Classic debate are award in December. Public-Forum, Lincoln-Douglas and Policy Debate are awarded in January in conjunction with the MSHSL State Tournament.
Robbinsdale Cooper and Edina High School are tied for first place with 21 points. Robbinsdale Armstrong is in third place with 16 points. For individual high honors, the top three students are Michael White (Robbinsdale Cooper), David Necas (Robbinsdale Cooper) and Noah Gallagher (Lakeville North).
Public Forum Debate
St. Paul Academy holds a large lead with 23 points. Edina and Eastview are tied for second place with 17 points. For individual high honors, the top four students are Blake (Blaine), Thompson (St Paul), Konstan (St Paul) and Thompson (Maple Grove).
Eastview High School holds a 2 point lead over South St. Paul High School. There is a big three way tie for third place. For individual high honors, the top three students are all from Eastview High School, Arradondo, Nwaudo, Iyer.
Eagan High School has jumped out to a huge 6 point lead over Edina High School. Wayzata is in third with 9 points. For individual honors, the top student is Ferguson (South HS – Minneapolis) with twelve tied for second place. (Updated 10/31/16 – found a problem with a duplicate student name, corrected post)
Please note all results are unofficial until audited.