NSD Relays: Maya to Varun

Wednesday we added another link to the chain when Megan passed the baton to Maya.

Varun Paranjpe and Maya Sanghavi

Today, Maya Sanghavi passed the baton to Varun Paranjpe:

“Starting circuit debate in my junior year without a coach was incredibly daunting, but I was lucky enough to have a teammate like Varun, whose supportiveness and passion for debate encouraged me to stick with the activity during my first year on the circuit. One memory that particularly stands out to me is the first theory drill we ever did together. Funnily enough, at the time, I was absolutely terrified of theory, and I had no idea how to respond to the shell he had read. Varun patiently guided me through the intricacies of the shell, simplifying even the most basic of arguments, and explaining the most strategic responses. Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of watching Varun continue to support and mentor the younger debaters on our team all while growing immensely as a person and a debater. I’m excited to see Varun thrive as an instructor, and I can’t wait to work with him and the rest of the NSD staff this summer!”

– Maya Sanghavi

Check us out next Monday to see who Varun passes the baton to!!!

Jayanne Forrest