Curricular Components 2: Mentorship

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 […]

Curriculum Corner

Evan Engel Wins the Dukes and Bailey Cup

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 […]


Shruthi Krishnan Wins NDCA

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


Nina Potischman Wins the Penn Round Robin

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.


2017 PF At Larges Released

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 […]