We’re excited to be releasing our second Book Club post. This month, we have selected works curated by VBI staff members Christian Quiroz and Darius White focusing on works of racial justice. We are quite happy with the works we’ve selected and hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Due to the in-depth […]
Congratulations to Cinco Ranch’s Anuraag Routray & Aatreya Tewary for winning the 2018 Bellaire Forensic and Debate Tournament. Full pairings and results can be found here.
Congratulations to Harvard Westlake’s Ari Davidson for winning The Heart of Texas Invitational. In finals, Ari defeated Greenhill’s Anna Meyers on a 2-1 decision (Berdugo, Bankey, Morrow*). Congratulations to Anderson’s Sesh Joe for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to Byram Hills’ Lindsey Perlman and Lake Highland Prep’s Julia Wu from for closing out the 2018 New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament at Bronx Science. In semifinals, Julia Wu defeated Santa Monica’s Rex Evans on a 3-0 decision (Chippada, Gorthey, Zhou) and Lindsey Perlman defeated Walt Whitman’s Benjamin Waldman on a 3-0 decision […]
Congratulations to Halstrom Academy’s Ronak Ahuja for winning the 2018 Voices Round Robin. In finals, Ronak defeated Dougherty Valley’s Kavin Kumaravel on a 3-0 decision (Dosch, Totz, Sussman). Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to Santa Monica’s Rex Evans for winning the 2018 Presentation Voices Invitational. In finals, Rex defeated Mountain View’s Varun Paranjpe on a 3-0 decision (Dosch, Santos, Vepa). Congratulations to Varun for also being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
The 2018 November/December Lincoln-Douglas Debate Topic is, Resolved: In a democracy, the public’s right to know ought to be valued above the right to privacy of candidates for public office. Topics
The 2018 November/December Public Forum Debate Topic is, Resolved: The United States federal government should impose price controls on the pharmaceutical industry. Topics
Congratulations to St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s Ishan Bhatt for winning the 2018 Holy Cross School Navy And Old Gold Debate And Speech Exhibition. In finals, Ishan defeated Cypress Ranch’s Michael Zhou on a 3-0 decision (Vincent, Le Barillec, Fahey). Full results and pairings can be found here.
David McKay Director, Voices Foundation My son John was passionate about high school debate, feeling it was (in his words) “the most valuable activity a high school student can partake in”. During his freshman year at college, he became chagrined with what he saw as “…[financial] barriers preventing individuals from fully actualizing their desire […]