Here are the exciting results from Albion’s participation in the most recent district debate tournament on January 11 at Mount Jordan Middle School.
Lincoln-Douglas Debate (out of 69 competitors)
2nd Place (& won all her rounds)- Raunya Barakat
2nd Place Speaker Award- Matthew Telling
7th Place (& won all her rounds)- Fatima Zaidi
9th Place (& won all his rounds)- Porter Eldredge
9th Place Speaker Award- Logan Rolfson
Extemporaneous Speaking (out of 24 competitors)
2nd Place- Taylor Navarro
5th Place- Elizabeth Sheffield
Policy Debate (out of 65 teams)
5th Place Team (& won all their rounds) - Maddie Azares & Paris Snider
10th Place Speaker Award- Chesney Chin
Oratory Speaking (out of 94 competitors)
16th Place- Livia Leake
Congratulations to our Albion Reflections Contest Regional Winners! Those students receiving "Excel" honors will move on to the state competition. Good luck!
Megan Peterson - Excel
Taylor Smith - Excel
Caroline Boyack - Merit
Jack Bowers - Excel
Katelyn Simmons - Excel
Natalie Vance - Merit
Are King - Excel
Juliana Merkley - Excel
James Covey - Merit
Mia VanLunen - Merit
Jacob Simmons, a former Albion student and current Brighton High student, along with our own Mrs. Eden Ellingson (Grade 8 U.S. History) will embark on a year-long course of study that concludes with a trip to Normandy, France to honor a WWII Silent Hero who died during or after the Normandy Invasion. Courses, materials, and international travel are paid for by the generosity of Mr. Albert H. Small.
Jacob and Mrs. Ellingson join 14 other students and teacher teams from around the country on this educational journey. Teams select one Silent Hero from their hometown or state who is memorialized at the Normandy American Cemetery. Ellingson and Simmons then conduct in-depth historical research on the life of this Silent Hero.
The Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom® Albert H. Small Student and Teacher Institute is coordinated by National History Day® and is funded by a generous donation from Mr. Albert H. Small, a veteran himself.
Simmons, under the guidance of Mrs. Ellingson, will create a memorial profile on NHDSilentHeroes.org. These pages live on as a digital memorial to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. After participating in the program, Simmons and Ellingson will be charged with presenting the story of their Silent Hero to local schools, community groups, and veterans’ organizations
National History Day. (9 January 2018). Cottonwood Heights chosen to tell a hero’s tale in Normandy, France [Press Release].
This year’s Albion Cereal Drive was a HUGE success! Our students had the goal of collecting 3,000 cereal boxes to donate to Title 1 schools in our district. Albion students, with the support of their parents, collected just under 3,450 cereal boxes! We were so thrilled with the participation in this drive, and the two schools that received that cereal were incredibly grateful. Thank you to all those who helped us achieve our goal!