Congratulations to Lake Highland’s Parnika Agrawal for winning the 2017 Florida Novice State Tournament. In finals, Parnika defeated American Heritage’s Peregrine Beckett on a 4-3 decision. Full pairings and results can be found here.
Congratulations to Phoenix Country Day School’s Parker Whitfill and Success Academy High School’s Sekou Cisse for closing out the 2017 Harrison Round Robin. In semifinals, Parker defeated Newark Science’s Brianna Aaron and Sekou defeated Harrison’s Raffi Piliero. Full results and pairings can be found here.
The Victory Briefs Ask Me Anything is live here! Ask us anything about this summer’s Victory Briefs Institute.
Today we’re continuing our ‘Curricular Components’ miniseries within the Curriculum Corner (I blame Marshall for the unnecessary alliteration). This is where we provide an in-depth look at the various elements of VBI’s programming. As Marshall mentioned in the first post, this is not just a description of the individual curricular elements. We will also be […]
Congratulations to Harvard-Westlake’s Evan Engel for winning the 2017 Dukes and Bailey Cup. The Dukes and Bailey Cup is given annually to the Lincoln Douglas debater attending the NDCA National Tournament who has accumulated the highest qualifying point total in his or her top five tournament placements during the year. NDCA qualifying points are calculated […]
Congratulations to Greenhill’s Shruthi Krishnan for winning the 2017 National Debate Coaches Association National Championships. In finals, Shruthi defeated Peninsula’s Jonas Le Barillec on a 3-0 decision (Phillips, James, Amestoy). Congratulations to Shruthi for also being top speaker. Full pairings and results and be found here. Photo Credits: Monica Amestoy
Victory Briefs is excited to announce the Victory Briefs Institute (VBI) AMA! We know many of you have questions about camp, ranging from reasons to attend VBI to questions about time during camp itself. Directors of debate, parents, and students have many questions about camp and we’re here to answer them! We also hope this […]
Congratulations to Hunter College’s Nina Potischman for winning the 2017 University of Pennsylvania Lincoln-Douglas Round Robin. In finals, Nina defeated Cambridge Rindge and Latin’s Oliver Sussman on a 3-0 decision (Zhou, Sigalow, Reddy). Congratulations to Harrison’s Raffi Piliero for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
The Lincoln-Douglas Debate topic for the 2017 NCFL Grand National Tournament is Resolved: The people’s right to know ought to be valued above the government’s need for secrecy.
The following teams have received at large bids to the 2017 TOC in Public Forum. Acton Boxborough Joshi and Asthana Bronx Science Koch and Giovannelli Columbus Pace and Georgecink Greenhills Schol Bagenstos and Kazanjian Liberty North Newton and Keller Nueva School Chin and Cozadd Princeton Baskar and Silver Strake Jesuit Wang and Hollier Summit Kennedy and […]