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PF Nats Topic is Social Media

The 2021 National Tournament Public Forum debate topic is, Resolved: In the United States, social media is beneficial for democratic values. A total of 637 coaches and 968 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 55% of the coach vote and 43% of the student vote.


Equity in Public Forum Debate: A Critique of Theory

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Harker closes out the NDCA

Congratulations to the Harker School’s Akshay Manglik, Andy Lee, and Deven Shah for closing out the 2021 National Debate Coaches Association National Championship. In semifinals, Akshay defeated Sage Hill’s Max Perin on a 2-1 (Flores*, Ribera, Davidson). Congratulations to Harvard-Westlake’s Andrew Gong for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.


2021 TOC At Large Acceptances Announced

Congratulations to the following students for receiving at-large bids to the 2021 TOC in LD! Ayala Adam Mimou Bronx Science Dahlia Bekong Cardinal Gibbons Roberto Sosa Claudia Taylor Johnson Abhived Pulapaka Dougherty Valley Arjun Garg Immaculate Heart Beatrice Culligan Immaculate Heart Felicity Park L C Anderson Aseel Rawashdeh Lexington Jeong-Wan Choi Pembroke Pines Charter Jayvyn […]


Deven Shah wins Heart of Texas

Congratulations to Harker’s Deven Shah for winning the 2021 Heart of Texas Tournament. In finals, Deven defeated Strake Jesuit’s Ben Erdmann on a 3-0 (Park, Nails, Davidson). Congratulations to Strake Jesuit’s Zion Dixon for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.