Debate Notable Teams & Honors

  • The South St. Paul High School Debate Team holds the state record for the most Minnesota State High School League-sponsored championships in Varsity Debate:

    1944 - Emmy Lou Lindgren & Patricia Lanegran
    1950 - Walter Nickel, James Sweson, Josephine Gridley, & Jean Wood
    1951 - Josephine Gridley, Jean Wood, Ronald Brown, & Nic Trkla
    1953 - John Arrowwood, Fred Mecklenberg, Joan Sevick, & Marjorie Malo
    1954 - Sharon Schultz, Karen Seeger, Ken Homes, & Robert Rolle
    1955 - Sharon Schultz, Karen Seeger, Gary Kuhn, & Robert Rolle
    1956 - David Madis, Sharon Shultz, Anita Pampusch, & Karen Seeger
    1958 - Jackie Tucci, Linda Leininger, Harold LeVander, & Phyllis Arnold
    1982 - Kelly Kadera & Phil Voight
    1986 - James Lansing & Carl Lehmann
    1987 - James Lansing & Carl Lehmann
    2005 - Bryan Beaudoin & Tiffany Wang
     

    Other Recent Notable Accomplishments:

    1996 - National Debate Tournament Qualifiers: Lindsay Francis & Sherene Judeh
    1998 - State Debate Tournament Semi-finalists: Sherene Judeh & Sarah Topp
    1999 - State Debate Tournament Quarter-finalists: Samantha Evans & Katie Lundquist
    2000 - State Debate Tournament Quarter-finalists: Samantha Evans & Katie Lewsader
    2002 - State Debate Tournament Runner-up: Samantha Evans & Haley Seaberg
    2002 - National Debate Tournament—5th Place Finish: Samantha Evans & Haley Seaberg
    2003 - Classic Debate Novice State Champions: Ivan Kowalenko & Micah Olson
    2003 - Classic Debate JV State Champions: Bryan Beaudoin & Tiffany Wang
    2006 - Classic Debate Novice State Champions: Erika Jensen & Michael Thury
    2007 - National Debate Tournament Qualifiers: Haley Moore & Alexa Villaume