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Two Cents: The November-December PF Topic Wordings

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 […]


The Importance of Being Inclusive by David McKay

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 […]


Ethan Massa Wins Valley

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.


Book Club: September 2018

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 […]

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Spencer Paul Wins Greenhill

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


Animesh Joshi Wins Yale

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.