Loudoun County, VA (May 13, 2015) – The Loudoun Valley High School Debate Team won the Virginia High School League (VHSL) state championship April 24-25 at Liberty University.
This competition encompassed groups 1, 2 and 3A.
This is the team’s second state championship; it also won last year. Their specialty is Lincoln Douglas and Public Forum debate. Their coach is Julie Hildbold who teaches English at Loudoun Valley.
Team members and their standing at states include:
- Samuel Burridge, sophomore, Lincoln Douglas, first place
- Ariel Santikarma, sophomore, Public Forum, third place
- Isabella Tucker, sophomore, Public Forum, third place
- Noah Mussmon, senior, captain, Public Forum, first place
- Ian Gallagher, senior, captain, Public Forum, first place
The team has been expertly coached by captains Mussmon and Gallagher.