Congratulations to Shady Side’s Nichole Poltinnikov for winning the 2022 North Allegheny Tournament. In finals, Nichole defeated Upper St Clair’s Saif Durrani on a 3-2 (Duckworth*, Palled*, Holm, Khajanchi, Nelson). Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to Ardrey Kell’s Raghav Gopalakrishnan for winning the 2022 Laird Lewis Invitational at Myers Park. In finals, Raghav defeated Fremont’s Hari Ganesh on a 2-1 (Morrison*, Muthukrishnan, Wilson). Congratulations to Fremont’s Cameron Hixson for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to Strake Jesuit’s Zion Dixon, Daniel Lee, Karan Shah, and Justin Wen for closing out the 2022 Winston Churchill Classic. In quarterfinals, Zion defeated Claudia Taylor’s Abhived Pulapaka on a 3-0 (Okunlola, Bhat, Sivamani); Daniel defeated Westwood’s Anoop Rachakonda on a 2-1 (Chao*, Cook, Plat); Justin defeated Sandra Day O’Connor’s William Walker on a […]
Lawrence Zhou is a graduate assistant at the University of Wyoming, head coach of Team Wyoming, and an assistant coach at Apple Valley High School. He was formerly the Director of Lincoln-Douglas Debate at Victory Briefs. In this unsolicited diatribe, Lawrence rants about the importance of formatting your documents in a professional and consistent manner, […]
By Peter Zhang, Garrett Chau, Michael Huang, Matthew Liu, Joanne Park, and Ben Waldman Cover Art by Joanne Park Introduction The specter of college and beyond haunts the halls of high school tournaments. Hang around debaters and you’ll hear conversations like this: Debater 1: Do you think you’ll go into law?Debater 2: Nah, these days […]
Congratulations to Memorial’s Daniel Xu for winning the 2021 Strake Jesuit Tournament. In finals, Daniel defeated Southlake Carroll’s Pranav Kaginele on a 3-0 (Plat, Jones, Chao). Additional congratulations to Daniel for being top speaker. Full pairings and results can be found here.
Congratulations to Ayala’s Adam Mimou and Diamond Bar’s Nathan Chu for co-championing the 2021 College Prep LD Invitational. In semifinals, Adam defeated Archbishop Mitty’s Arnav Simha on a 3-0 (Alan, Nguyen, Baez) and Nathan defeated Marlborough’s Wyeth Renwick on a 2-1 (Loofbourrow*, Park, Krause). Congratulations to Harker’s Rahul Mulpuri for being top speaker. Full pairings […]
Congratulations to Westwood’s Pranav Medikonduru for winning the 2021 John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by the Blake School. In finals, Pranav defeated Byram Hills’ Alex Kahn on a 3-0 (Hsu, McKyton, Totz). Congratulations to Prospect’s Sophia Tian for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to Princeton’s Maya Lerman for winning the 2021 Ridge Debates. In finals, Maya defeated Montville’s Ram Pantula on a 2-1 (Norris*, Beckford, Loofbourrow). Congratulations to Livingston’s Raina Batra for being top speaker. Full pairings and results can be found here.
Congratulations to Mission San Jose’s Saranya Singh for winning the 2021 USC Trojan Invitational. In finals, Saranya defeated Park City’s Noam Levinsky on a 3-0 (Krauss, Cooper, Barquin). Additional congratulations to Saranya for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.