Congratulations to Durham Academy’s Bennett Dombcik and Bellarmine College Preparatory’s Eric Gottlieb for co-championing the Arizona State HDSHC Invitational. Congratulations to Bennett for also being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to Cypress Woods’ Angela Zhong and Houston Memorial’s Andrew Qin for co-championing the 2020 University of Houston Cougar Classic. Congratulations to Angela for also being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
The 2020 February Public Forum topic is, Resolved: The United States should replace means-tested welfare programs with a universal basic income. A total of 136 coaches and 424 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 71% of the coach vote and 71% of the student vote.
Congratulations to Archbishop Mitty High School’s Joanne Park for winning the 2019 College Prep Invitational. In finals, Joanne defeated Harker’s Quentin Clark on a 2-1 decision (Santos, Bearfoot, Larsen*). Both are VBI alumni. Full results and postings can be found here.
The 2020 January/February Lincoln-Douglas debate topic is, Resolved: States ought to eliminate their nuclear arsenals.
The 2020 January Public Forum debate topic is, Resolved: The United States should end its economic sanctions against Venezuela. A total of 360 coaches and 1,044 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 68% of the coach vote and 76% of the student vote.
The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Victory Briefs. Sophie Blake is a trans LD debater from a small school who loves teaching and giving younger debaters access to opportunities, and coaches several small school or independent debaters. Sophie values the […]
The 2019 September/October Lincoln-Douglas debate topic is, Resolved: In the United States, colleges and universities ought not consider standardized tests in undergraduate admissions decisions.
The 2019 September/October Public Forum Debate Topic is Resolved: The European Union should join the Belt and Road Initiative. Topics
Graphic by Grace Doyle and Areeba Amer of the Greenhill School. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Victory Briefs. Asher Bykov debated for Roslyn High School’s Speech and Debate Team for 4 years, where he held a leadership role for 3 years. Some of his […]