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Albion Debate Wins Team Trophy at Championship Tournament

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Albion’s Debate Team did phenomenally well at the Championship Debate Tournament on 3/31 at Mount Jordan Middle. Here are the results:

First, because Albion had the most wins overall, we won the team trophy!

Makayla Dotson won the Coach’s Award for being the most dedicated to debate and went on to be selected as the district-wide Coach’s Award recipient.

Noah Walker won the MVP Award for having the most successes over his 2 years in debate.

Policy Debate

  • 4th Place Team- Iris Tang and Brooklyn Stromberg
  • 10th Place Team- Christian Fawson and Zach Adams
  • 11th Place Team- Tabby Barnhart and Leah Pittman
  • 12th Place Team- Noah Walker and Alex Duncan
  • *All these students qualified for the State tournament in addition to the following teams who also qualified:
    • Alex Smith and Shah Khan
    • Alec Arrambide and Anthony Elbel

 Policy Speaker Awards

  • 4th Place- Christian Fawson
  • 7th Place- Leah Pittman

Lincoln-Douglas Debate

  • 1st Place- Jacob Simmons
  • 3rd Place- Makayla Dotson
  • 8th Place- Grace Sheffield
  • *These students qualified for the State tournament

Lincoln-Douglas Speaker Award

  • 5th Place- Grace Sheffield


  • 1st Place- Aiden Christesen
  • 3rd Place- Jack Grimm
  • *These students qualified for the State tournament

Extemporaneous Speaking

  • 3rd Place- Anthony Tai
  • 4th Place- Tate Silcox
  • *These students qualified for the State tournament


  • 2nd Place- Jack Grimm
  • 6th Place- Dustin Anderson

Albion Community Book Club

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Where: Albion Middle School Library

When: April 19, 2016, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

What:  Albion parents, students and community read YELLOW STAR by Jennifer Roy

Why?  To participate in a stimulating discussion lead by Salt Lake Tribune columnist, Eileen Hallet Stone

Refreshments after the presentation

This program has received funding from Utah Humanities.  UH empowers Utahns to improve their communities through active engagement in the humanities.  


Tavia Richards Named Albion's 2015-16 Teacher of the Year!

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Master teacher Tavia Richards has taught English Language Arts at Albion for the past 12 years.  In Tavia’s classroom, students know they have a teacher who cares about them. She has the ability to break down reading and writing skills into manageable chunks; in writing, she helps them become proficient in small skills like creating a hook, making a claim, and finding evidence before they put it all together. And, she does this in a way that is motivating and engaging for the students. Many students can attribute their love of reading to Ms. Richards. Tavia has been exemplary in supporting Canyon’s vision and goals by conscientiously implementing the district’s instructional priorities in her classroom. In addition, she uses Canvas consistently and is a Canvas Double Black Diamond. At Albion, Tavia is a member of the school BLT and head of the ELA department; she also works as a member of district ELA Leads.   Tavia shows her commitment to students in her role as discussion leader of the Albion Book Club and as an advisor for the National Jr. Honor Society. Tavia has organized teacher appreciation week with the NJHS students for several years. Each year she designs and creates academic and inspiring gifts for everyone on our staff. At the time of year when teachers energy needs a boost, her acts of kindness inspire us to do better. Because of Tavia’s positive attitude, her enthusiasm, her intelligence, her pink sparkly personality, and her dedication as a teacher, we are proud to have her as Albion’s 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year.

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