Author: Benjamin Koh

The National Symposium for Debate Announces Summer 2017 Dates

The National Symposium for Debate is excited to announce its 2017 summer offerings. All information can be found here: www.nationalsymposiumfordebate.com This summer NSD will host 4 summer institutes. The NSD Flagship Session will be held at the University of Minnesota from June 25 to July 15 Executive Director: Tom Evnen Co-Executive Director: Terrence Lonam The National Symposium for Debate Flagship Session is the premier offering for NSD’s Summer Institutes. We offer a rigorous curriculum centered on the systematic instruction in the theory and strategy of debate, lectures on topics of concern to academic fields such as political science, critical...

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MSJ’s Lavanya Singh Wins the 2016 College Prep Invitational

Congratulations to Harvard-Westlake’s Evan Engel and Mission San Jose Lavanya Singh for making it to the final round. On a 2-1 decision, Lavanya was declared the champion. Congratulations to both! Connor Engel was the top speaker. Congratulations to all!   Double-Octafinals (1) HW EE def. (32) Harker KS (Kelly Shen) (Krishna, Tagare, Yamasaki) (2) HW CE def. (31) Lynbrook YZ (Yichen Zhu) (Qi, Riano, Ziaee) (3) Mission San Jose LS def. (30) University JC (Jasun Chen) (Amestoy, Knell, Scoggin) (4) Dougherty Valley CS def. (29) Sunset AB (Ashwin Bhat) (Damerdji, Leigh, Sur) (5) Harker SP def. (28) Lynbrook AP...

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Lake Highland’s Muhammad Khattak Wins the 2016 Strake Jesuit Tournament

Congratulations to Lake Highland’s Muhammad Khattak and North Crowley’s Logan Reed for making it to finals of the Strake Jesuit LD Tournament. On a 2-1 decision, Muhammad was declared the victor. Congratulations to both! Doubles (16) Christopher Columbus JN def. (17) Clements AC (Alexandre Chaumette) (Evnen, Sasso, *Sharma)   Octafinals (1) Lake Highland MK def. (16) Christopher Columbus JN (Javier Navarrete) (Burd, Nanavati, Breann Smith) (2) Westwood SN def. (15) Woodlands DY (Derek Yu) (McCormick, Sullivan, Traber) (14) Cedar Park MT def. (3) Lake Highland RS (Rithvik Seela) (Delgado, Koshak, *Al Tohme) (4) Cedar Park MG def. (13) Lake...

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WDM Valley Super Closes Out the 2016 Dowling Catholic Paradigm

Congratulations to West Des Moines Valley on a super close out at the 2016 Dowling Catholic Paradigm. Valley is coached by Dave McGinnis, Leah Shapiro, Christian Tarsney, and Isis Davis-Marks. Run-Off Millard North TQ def. Evanston HS (Henry Smith) (White, Power, *Shmikler) Valley CR def. Jefferson City MM (Michael Manda) (Jackson, Welter, Noethe) Quarterfinals Valley SC over Valley MS (Manasi Singh) Valley CT over Valley EM (Evan Mckinney) Valley TF over Valley Cr (Carly Rieger) Valley TG def. Millard North TQ (Tori Qiu) (Mayes, Power, Noethe)   Semifinals Close Out Valley CT (Conal Thomas-McGinnis), Valley SC (Sienna Cabbage), Valley...

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La Canada’s Alex Zhao Wins the 2016 Blake Tournament

Congratulations to La Canada’s Alex Zhao and Valley’s TJ Foley for making it to the final round of the 2016 John Edie Blake Holiday Classic. On a 2-1 decision, Alex was declared the champion. TJ was also the top speaker. Congratulations to both! Triples (30) Valley BG def. (35) Appleton East SM (Samuel Mast) (Brundage, Shmikler, Weine) (31) Randolph AP def. (34) Oakwood LB (Logan Bauman) (*Jalan, Pai, Nick Smith) (33) Valley KK def. (32) New Trier BS (Ben Schwabe) (*Ahlstrom, Legried, Zhou)   Doubles (1) Stuyvesant KF def. (33) Valley KK (Kyle Kopf) (Evans, *Elijah Smith, Vincent) (2)...

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