Congratulations to Presentation’s Laurenn Vives & Megan Munce for winning the 2018 King Round Robin. In finals, Presentation won by forfeit over Saratoga’s Ayush Aggarwal & Arun Ramakrishna. Congratulations to Arun for also being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulation to Santa Monica’s Rex Evans for winning the 2018 King Round Robin. In finals, Rex defeated Klein Oak’s Alan George on a 3-0 decision (Paramo, Chapman, Castillo). Congratulations to Westwood’s Rohith Mandavalli for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Lawrence Zhou is a Lincoln-Douglas curriculum director at VBI and an assistant LD coach at The Harker School. He was the 2014 NSDA LD National Champion and currently attends the University of Oklahoma. Thank you to Marshall Thompson for his input. Introduction I take the following claim to be uncontroversial: “The educational value of novice […]
Nina Potischman debated for Hunter College High School for four years, and is currently a freshman at Pomona College. Her senior year she was top seed, top speaker, and a finalist at the TOC, and won a number of national tournaments. Thank you to Maddy Stevens, SunHee Simon, and Marshall Thompson for their input. My […]
The regular competitive season is now finished! Congratulations to the 84 competitors that have fully qualified to the Tournament of Champions! Here are some quick statistics about bids this season. Immaculate Heart’s Danielle Dosch ends as the season bid leader with 10 bids. The Harvard-Westlake School ends as the season school bid leader with 31 […]
Congratulations to Harvard-Westlake’s Jake Davidson and Vishan Chaudhary for closing out the 2018 USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships. In semifinals, Jake advanced over Harvard-Westlake’s Spencer Paul and Vishan defeated Immaculate Heart’s Danielle Dosch on a 2-1 decision (Dille, Rosenthal, Wang*). Congratulations to Jake for also being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found […]
Congratulations to Strake Jesuit College Prep’s Matthew Chen for winning the 2018 Texas Forensic League’s State Tournament. In finals, Matthew defeated Cypress Woods’ Chakra Jonnalagadda on a 2-1 decision (Stubbs, Panjwani, Anderson*). Congratulations to Katy Taylor’s Amber Wang for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to Charles Flanagan’s Eden Medina and Christian Sheerer for winning the 2018 Florida State Varsity Tournament. In finals, Charles Flanagan defeated Lake Highland Prep’s Muhammad Khattak and Jacob Anish. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to Lake Highland Prep’s Julia Wu and Ari Azbel for closing out the 2018 Florida Varsity State Tournament. In semifinals, Julia defeated Cypress Bay’s Charlie Seldin and Ari defeated American Heritage’s Robby Gillespie. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Raffi Piliero debated for Harrison High School for 4 years, clearing at the TOC twice, and finishing as bid leader his senior year. He also won several national tournaments and several top speaker awards, and now debates for Georgetown University. Introduction: Nobody is perfect. There will never be a 1AR that makes 0 mistakes, an […]