Zion Dixon and Leah Yeshitila co-champion Grapevine

Congratulations to Strake Jesuit’s Zion Dixon and Garland’s Leah Yeshitila for co-championing the 2021 Grapevine Classic. In semifinals, Zion defeated Dulles’s Tommy Yu on a 3-0 (Quisenberry, Maher, Hernandez) and Leah defeated Lexington’s Brett Fortier on a 3-0 (Aldridge, Castillo, Self). Additional congratulations to Zion for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be […]

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Viren Mehta wins UK

Congratulations to OA Independent’s Viren Mehta for winning the 2021 National Speech and Debate Season Opener. In finals, Viren defeated Unionville’s Phillis Wan on a 3-0 (Kotapati, Lavender, Reshovsky). Congratulations to Eden Praire’s Avik Garg for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.

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Jane Lichtman wins Loyola

Congratulations to Immaculate Heart’s Jane Lichtman for winning the 2021 Loyola Invitational. In finals, Jane defeated Diamond Bar’s Nathan Chu on a 3-0 (Kuffour, McLoughlin, Gedela). Congratulations to San Mateo’s Yesh Rao for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.

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VBI 2021 Camp Topics Announced

The topics that will be used in Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum debate at VBI 2021 have been finalized for all locations. Lincoln-Douglas VBI Philadelphia (June 26 – July 9): Resolved: The appropriation of outer space by private entities is unjust. VBI Online (July 11 – July 30): The appropriation of outer space by private entities […]

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Lincoln-Douglas Debate 2021-2022 Potential Topics

The Lincoln-Douglas Wording committee has developed a variety of potential resolutions for the 2021-2022 season. Member students and one chapter advisor per active school will vote for each topic one week prior to the topic release date. Topic voting for the September/October topic opens August 1. 2021 September/October Resolved: The member nations of the World […]

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Katie Jack Wins NSDA Nationals

Congratulations to George Washington High School’s Katie Jack for winning the 2021 NSDA National Tournament in Lincoln-Douglas Debate. In finals, Katie defeated Washington High School’s Catherine Liu on a 8-5 decision. Congratulations to William Chrisman High School’s Caden Metcalf for being top speaker.

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