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EHS debate team receives top awards at state tournament

Jan. 23, 2020 - Edina High School’s debate team received multiple accolades at the 119th Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) State Debate Tournament, January 17-18. The tournament took place at the University of Minnesota. Eight students were recognized, along with EHS overall and Coach Hayden Uihlein. Here are the results from the state tournament:

State Runner Up

  • Ryan Zhu & Arjun Maheswari, Public Forum Debate

State Semi-Finalist

  • Claire Anderson McEligott & Kyra Boorsma Bergerud, Policy Debate
  • Ananth Veluvali, Lincoln Douglas Debate

State Quarter-Finalist

  • Yash Shah & Nihar Atri, Policy Debate
  • Matthew Ruppert, Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Wells Fargo Spotlight on the Arts Awards of Excellence

  • Kyra Boorsma Bergerud
  • Claire Anderson McEligott
  • Ryan Zhu
  • Arjun Maheshwari
  • Ananth Veluvali

MDTA Challenge Cup - Public Forum 

  • Awarded to Edina High School

MDTA Challenge Cup - Lincoln Douglas 

  • Awarded to Edina High School

MDTA All-State

  • Ananth Veluvali

MDTA Coach of the Year Finalist

  • Coach Hayden Uihlein