Terrence Lonam

Indu Pandey is the 2016 Meadows Champion

Las Vegas, NV – Congratulations to Harvard Westlake’s Indu Pandey and Peninsula’s Jonas Le Barillec for making it to finals of the the 2016 Meadows Invitational. In the final round, Indu defeated Jonas on a 2-1 decision (Inglet, Bond, Letak*). Congratulations to both!

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David Min takes the Florida Blue Key!

Gainesville, FL- Congratulations to American Heritage’s David Min and Pembroke Pine’s Steven Scopa for making it to finals of Blue Key On a 2-1 decision (Sigalow*, D. McNamara, Montecalvo), David was declared the victor. Congratulations to both!

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The NSD Flagship Topic is Housing!

We are pleased to announce that the topic that we are going to debate at the NSD Flagship Institute is: Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee the right to housing. Students should feel free to begin doing research and casing on the topic if they wish, but should keep in …

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NSD 2016 Initial Faculty Hires

Below is our first round of faculty announcements for NSD 2016! Additional faculty will be announced here in the near future. We endeavor to hold ourselves to a high standard of accuracy for the faculty that we have announced below: everyone we list has given us meaningful confirmation that they are …

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MVLA’s Derek Zhang wins Stanford!

Congratulations to Derek Zhang for winning the 2016 Stanford University National Invitational. In finals, Derek bested Mission San Jose’s Shivane Sabharwal on a 2-1 decision (Rastogi, Lonam, Taylor*). Derek is coached by Salim Damerdji and Tinuola Dada. Shivane is coached by Tom Kadie and Michael Harris.

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Lake Highland’s Neal Kapoor Takes Lexington

Congratulations to Lake Highland’s Neal Kapoor for winning the 2016 Lexington Winter Invitational! In finals, Neal defeated Millburn’s Wesley Hu on a 3-0 decision. Neal is coached by George Clemens, Terrence Lonam, Martin Sigalow, Becca Traber, Joseph Millman, Fred Ditzian, Michael Bogaty and Sam Azbel. Wesley is coached by Nathan Cha, Samantha Hom, …

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Registration is Open for NSD LD 2016!

The National Symposium for Debate is pleased to open registration for our LD sessions in the summer of 2016. This summer, NSD brings you a slate of new camp offerings. Our traditional main session will now be our Flagship institute. It will feature a new three week curriculum, and will be …

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Ashish Wadhwani wins Isidore Newman

Congratulations to Benjamin Franklin’s Sean Fahey and Sugar Land Independent’s (Dulles) Ashish Wadhwani for reaching finals of the 2015 Isidore Newman Invitational. Ashish defeated Sean on a 3-2 decision (Randall*, Vincent, Klueffner, Lonam*, Beard). Sean is coached by Adam Tomasi and Jon Melancon and Ashish is coached by Sarah Cleveland, Rodrigo Paramo, John …

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Announcing NSD 2016!

The National Symposium for Debate is pleased to announce an exciting new slate of camp offerings for the summer of 2016. This summer, our flagship institute at the University of Minnesota will feature a new three week curriculum. In addition to our flagship institute, NSD will also offer two regionally …

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Announcing DebateDrills.com

Hi all, I want to draw your attention to a new resource that will be available to LD’ers this season: debatedrills.com. This website has a compilation of in depth round analysis of previous debate rounds, round redos from past debates, and lectures + drills on a variety of topics including …

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Pranav Reddy Takes the Tournament of Champions

Congratulations to Harker’s Pranav Reddy for winning the TOC. In the final round, Pranav (neg) defeated University School’s David Branse on a 2-1 decision (Sheryl Kazmeryk, Erik Legried, Chris Palmer*). We are excited that David will be joining us as a staff member this summer at NSD! Pranav is coached …

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