Valley Wins JV National Championship
Valley closed out the final round of JV Lincoln-Douglas debate, taking first, second and third place at the Great Midwestern Novice and JV Debate Nationals at Iowa City West High School. The co-champions were sophomore Jason Smith and freshman Grady Stein. Junior Lucy Korsakov placed third.
Sophomores Shaan Madhan and Colin Timmerman were in quarterfinals.
In the novice division of Lincoln-Douglas debate, freshman Gina Scorpiniti placed second. Freshman Alissa Smith was in semifinals, and freshman Satya Yaramati was in quarterfinals.
In novice policy debate, the team of freshmen Brody Diehn and Lauren Phalen placed in the top 16.
This is the third time in recent months that Valley has closed out a major competition. The Tigers swept first through fourth place at the NFL National Qualifier in February, and swept first through sixth place at the IFL State Debate Tournament in March.