2016 — Roseville, MN/US
Brian Plunkett Award For Creative Debate
Brian Plunkett Memorial Award for Creative Debate
Roseville Area High School Debate would like to recognize what we think makes debate an interesting and engaging activity—creative and out of the box thinking. So we will recognize one creative person or team with a unique award. This is a special award given to the student who has come up with the most interesting and creative idea at the annual Rosebowl.
The award is named after Roseville’s late assistant debate coach Brian Plunkett. Brian was one part brilliant, one part cracking with cynical sarcastic wit and 100% behind the activity of debate. He was always creative, innovative and full of unique ideas. The students and staff of Roseville Debate developed this award with the support of Lucy and Tim Plunkett and Brianne Reeves, his fiancé. We’d like to recognize the most creative debate arguments presented in the round.
We will be asking judges to nominate awardees. The coaching staff at Roseville will select the recipient from all of the awardees and presented by members of the Plunkett family at the award ceremony. Awardees will be given a plaque and their name will be recorded on the wall of Roseville Area High School. This, we hope will be a tradition that we will continue long into the future.