We’ve just released our initial LD staff list for the summer! Stay tuned as we post additional staff in the coming weeks: vbidebate.com/2020-ld-faculty. If you’re interested in working for VBI, you can check out our application form here: forms.gle/D4oqPiR9yYW2uiyCA.
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.
Congratulations to Santa Monica’s Rex Evans for winning the 2019 Glenbrooks. In finals, Rex defeated Valley’s Animesh Joshi on a 2-1 decision (Kalghatgi, Myers, Nails*).
Congratulations to Harrison’s Ava Zinman for winning the 2019 Minneapple Round Robin. In finals, Ava defeated Needham’s Zachary Lu on a 2-1 decision (Battle, Zhang, Boals*). Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to William G. Enloe’s Tej Gedela for winning the 2019 Florida Blue Key Round Robin. In finals, Tej defeated American Heritage Plantation’s Perry Beckett on a 4-1 decision (Larsen, Mathi*, McConway, McNamara, Spicer). Congratulations to Perry for also being top speaker. Full pairings and results can be found here.