The Alberta Debate and Speech Association

              

Janet Garten Award

This award is named after Janet Garten. When Janet passed away, her parents from Athabasca created this award in her memory. It goes to both a Junior and Senior High student who best exemplifies the spirit of debate activities. It is not based on winning, but rather participation with enthusiasm and commitment. It is always presented at Debate Provincials.

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1995 – Jennifer Villebrun from Hillside
1996 – Carla Hubert
1997 – Dominic Cloutier from Hillside
1998 – Peter Sherk from Beaverlodge
1999 – Ann Louise Burry from Hythe
2000 – Chad Vigen from Beaverlodge
2001 – Janelle Maitland from Hillside
2002 – Thomas Berry from Beaverlodge
2003 – Ross Farney from Beaverlodge
2004 – Ashlin McGovern from Crystal Park
2005 - The award was not presented
2006 - Jr – Ashley Dalinger from Williams & Leslie Kingston from Sherwood Heights
2006 - Sr – Siobhan Kirkland from Wm.Aberhart
2007 – Jr – Karen Li from Queen Elizabeth
2007 – Sr – Meredith Crough from Airdrie Home & Mike Maher from Wm. Aberhart
2008 - Jr – Christina Welch from Rundle College
2008 – Sr – Aidan Paul from Archbiship MacDonald & Kelvin Ng from Westmount Charter
2009 – Jr – Kendra Thompson from Vernon Barford
2009 - Sr – Jill Southham and Kaitlyn Cumming from William Aberhart & Carla Joubert from Queen Elizabeth
2010 – Jr – No one was presented in Junior High
2010 – Sr – Danny Hogg and Keenan McNeal from Aberhart and Mariun Parcasio and Katherine Fu from Old Scona Academic
2011 - Jr – Bradley Hauck from Midsun Junior High
2011 – Sr – Trevor Davis from Western Canada and Eliza Pan and Rachel Rodrigo from Old Scona Academic
2012 - Jr – Swarochish Goswami from Calgary Science School
2012 – Sr – Alex Rodrigues from Bishop Carroll and Christopher Virtue from William Aberhart
2013 – Jr – Celine Zhu from John Ware Junior High
2013 – Sr – Alex Rodrigues and Graeme Climie from Bishop Carroll; Ryan Liu from Henry Wise Wood High School and Kat Sviknushkin from William Aberhart High School
2014 - Jr - Asher Nyhoff from Westmount Charter School
2014 - Sr - Arjun Nair from Webber Academy
2015 - Jr. - Victoria Johnston from Westminster JH
2015 - Sr - Mirna Matta and Zachary Gee from Old Scona Academic
2016 - Jr - Brandon Dundas from Westminster School
2016 - Sr - Omar Jessani from Westmount Charter School
2017 - Jr -

2017 - Sr -