Debate Team Update

This past weekend was the WIAA State Debate Championships at Gonzaga University in Spokane!  Here are the results for the MVHS Debate Team:

Senior Emily Klein ended her 3 years on the team with a 2nd place finish in Lincoln Douglas Debate.   She entered the final rounds of the tournament as the top seed, going 6-0 in preliminary rounds, debating Resolved: The United States ought to provide a universal basic income.   Additionally, Emily won the Top Lincoln Douglas Speaker Award!

SBA Testing Week Information

  • The SBA will be conducted the WHOLE week of March 19th-23rd.
  • Exam times will be from 8am-10am. An exam schedule will be emailed
  • ALL sophomores will be testing during this time.
  • They can check to see their locations with either their teachers.

SBA/CP Presentation Week Lunch Schedule

The week of SBA Testing/CP Presentations there will only be 2 lunches. They will be based off of your 2nd and 6th Periods to keep the lunch times as close to normal as possible.

#1 in the State!!


Yuva Belarbia and Xavier Cano earned first place in the state for the DECA Virtual Business Challenge. They competed in a computer based business simulation where they ran a retail store and governed all aspect of the business including staffing, advertising, pricing and more.

Debate Team Update

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.  

DECA Update

Last week the following DECA members attended SCDC, which is a 3 day competition and conference. Congratulations for earning the privilege of attending.

Eyad Alsilimy 
Cassidy Pearson
Matthew Jurenka 
Quincy Nzokah
Peter Cole
Ian Baisch

Advisor: J.D. Twichell

MVHS Debate Visits Jefferson Elementary

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.

Debate Team Update

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!)

Robotics Update

Our FIRST Tech Challenge season ended Dec. 16, and unfortunately we did not qualify for the State Championship as we did last year.  However, we have continued to grow and improve.  We now have as many girls on our team as we do boys.  Our Art and Design team has had the most growth with 14 members.