Two Cents is back at it again – this time, we’ll be covering the first ever November-December PF Topic Area: Healthcare. Contributing to this article are Carlyn Yang (Plano West, UT Austin) and Lee Place (Trinity Prep, UC Berkeley). Here are the NSDA’s topic choices: OPTION 1 – Resolved: The United States should establish a national […]
Congratulations to St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s Ishan Bhatt for winning the 2018 Holy Cross School Navy And Old Gold Debate And Speech Exhibition. In finals, Ishan defeated Cypress Ranch’s Michael Zhou on a 3-0 decision (Vincent, Le Barillec, Fahey). Full results and pairings can be found here.
David McKay Director, Voices Foundation My son John was passionate about high school debate, feeling it was (in his words) “the most valuable activity a high school student can partake in”. During his freshman year at college, he became chagrined with what he saw as “…[financial] barriers preventing individuals from fully actualizing their desire […]
Congratulations to Harvard-Westlake’s Matthew Paul for winning the 2018 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament. In finals, Matthew defeated Loyola’s Andrew Overing on a 2-1 decision (Larsen, Osuna, Lenamond*). Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to West Broward’s Ethan Massa for winning the 2018 Mid America Cup. In finals, Ethan defeated Princeton’s Daniel Shahab Diaz on a 2-1 decision. Congratulations to Lake Highland Prep’s Julia Wu for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to Lake Highland Preparatory’s Sachin Shah for winning the Valley Round Robin Extravaganza. In finals, Sachin defeated American Heritage Plantation’s Robert Gillespie on a 2-1 decision. Full results and pairings can be found here.
We hope that you all have had an excellent start to your debate season and school year! We recently launched Victory Briefs Squads, a team-based alternative to private coaching & prep sharing that brings together a dedicated group of debaters & two VBI-trained coaches to work together throughout the season. We have two very exciting […]
We’re excited to be releasing our very first Book Club post. This month, we have selected works curated by Director of Curriculum Marshall Thompson and Director of Publishing Lawrence Zhou. We are quite happy with the works we’ve selected and hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Feel free to leave comments or […]
Congratulations to Harvard-Westlake’s Spencer Paul for winning the 2018 Greenhill Fall Classic. In finals, Spencer defeated Strake Jesuit College Preparatory’s Josh Herrera on a 3-0 decision (Paramo, Okunlola, Boyer). Congratulations to Josh for also being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here. Photo Credits: The Harvard-Westlake Debate Team
Congratulations to West Des Moines Valley’s Animesh Joshi for winning the 2018 Yale Invitational. In finals, Animesh defeated Cambridge Rindge and Latin’s Andrew Garber on a 2-1 decision (Bogaty, Scopa, Sun*). Congratulations to Byram Hills’ Lindsey Perlman for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.