April PF Topic is Military Presence

The 2020 April Public Forum debate topic is, Resolved: The United States should remove nearly all of its military presence in the Arab States of the Persian Gulf. A total of 472 coaches and 834 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 48% of the coach vote and 59% of the student vote.

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Ujjwal Krishnamurthi Wins UNLV

Congratulations to Saratoga’s Ujjwal Krishnamurthi for winning the 2020 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV. In finals, Ujjwal defeated Dougherty Valley High School’s Kabir Dubey on a 3-0 decision (Likeke, Shackleford, Boelkens). Congratulations to Dougherty Valley High School’s Kavin Kumaravel for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.

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Feb PF Topic is UBI

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.

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