The 2021 National Tournament Public Forum debate topic is, Resolved: In the United States, social media is beneficial for democratic values. A total of 637 coaches and 968 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 55% of the coach vote and 43% of the student vote.
The 2021 National Tournament Lincoln-Douglas debate topic is, Resolved: A public health emergency justifies limiting civil liberties.
Congratulations to Strake Jesuit’s Zion Dixon for winning the 2021 Lincoln Douglas Tournament of Champions. In finals, Zion defeated Harvard-Westlake’s Andrew Gong on a 2-1 decision (Hanna*, Alston, Randall). Congratulations to Bellarmine’s Eric Gottlieb for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to the Harker School’s Akshay Manglik, Andy Lee, and Deven Shah for closing out the 2021 National Debate Coaches Association National Championship. In semifinals, Akshay defeated Sage Hill’s Max Perin on a 2-1 (Flores*, Ribera, Davidson). Congratulations to Harvard-Westlake’s Andrew Gong for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
The 2021 NCFL Nationals Lincoln-Douglas topic is Resolved: The U.S. presidency ought to be decided by a national popular vote instead of the electoral college.
Congratulations to Harvard-Westlake’s Samantha McLoughlin for winning the 2021 King Round Robin. In finals, Sam defeated Dulles’ Abhinav Sinha on a 3-0 decision (McConway, Nails, Stuckert). Congratulations to Sam for also being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to the following students for receiving at-large bids to the 2021 TOC in LD! Ayala Adam Mimou Bronx Science Dahlia Bekong Cardinal Gibbons Roberto Sosa Claudia Taylor Johnson Abhived Pulapaka Dougherty Valley Arjun Garg Immaculate Heart Beatrice Culligan Immaculate Heart Felicity Park L C Anderson Aseel Rawashdeh Lexington Jeong-Wan Choi Pembroke Pines Charter Jayvyn […]
Congratulations to Harker’s Deven Shah for winning the 2021 Heart of Texas Tournament. In finals, Deven defeated Strake Jesuit’s Ben Erdmann on a 3-0 (Park, Nails, Davidson). Congratulations to Strake Jesuit’s Zion Dixon for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
The 2021 April Public Forum topic is, Resolved: The benefits of the International Monetary Fund outweigh the harms.
Congratulations to Harker’s Anshul Reddy for winning the 2021 Cal Invitational. In finals, Anshul defeated Loyola’s Ben Cortez on a 3-0 (Wimsatt, Bellavita, Jackson). Congratulations to NSU’s Sebastian Frazier for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.