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Harrison’s Raffi Piliero Wins the Greenhill Fall Classic!

Addison,TX- Congratulations to Harrison’s Raffi Piliero and Peninsula’s Jonas Le Barillec for making it to the final round of the 2016 Greenhill Fall Classic! On a 3-0 decision, Raffi was declared the champion. Congratulations to both! Raffi is coached by Chetan Hertzig, Christian Quiroz, and Bennett Eckert. Jonas is coached …

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Announcing the NSD Update Podcast!

NSD Update is super excited to release the first episode of Hutt Up or Shut up brought to you by the National Symposium for Debate. This is a podcast hosted by NSD Staff Sam Azbel and Paul Zhou that will be released every two weeks and will concern debate news, …

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Head 2 Head Returns: Fairness First

After a three year hiatus, NSD Update’s Head to Head Series Returns! Two people will argue back and forth on a controversial debate topic. They are presented with word restrictions and limits on time for when they must submit their responses. The winner will be declared upon the posting of …

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Jack Wareham Wins the 2016 Loyola Invitational

Los Angeles, CA- Congratulations to Oakwood’s Jack Wareham and La Canada’s Alex Zhao for making it to the final round of the 2016 Loyola Invitational. Jack was declared the champion. Congrats to both! Jack is coached by Sergio Martinez. Alex is coached by Scott Wheeler, Arjun Tambe, Marcel Roman, Akhil …

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Raffi Piliero Wins the Byram Hills Invitational 2016

Armonk, NY- Congratulations to Harrison’s Raffi Piliero and Success Academy’s Sekou Cisse for making it to the final round of the 2016 Byram Hills Invitational. On a 3-0 decision (Chace, Alston, Staunton), Raffi was declared the champion. Congratulations to both! Raffi is coached by Chetan Hertzig, Christian Quiroz, and Bennett …

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Greenhill’s Shruthi Krishnan Wins the Grapevine Classic

Grapevine, TX- Congratulations to Woodland College Park’s Jessica Zhang and Greenhill’s Shruthi Krishnan for making it to the final round of the 2016 Grapevine Classic. On a 2-1 decision (Wright, Hsun, *McConway), Shruthi was declared the champion. Congrats to both!   Doubles 1) Strake Jesuit RC def. (32) Kinkaid VL …

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Katherine Fennell Wins the 2016 Byram Hills Round Robin

Armonk, NY– Congratulations to Harrison’s Matt Zinman and Stuyvesant’s Katherine Fennell to making it to the Final Round of the 2016 Byram Hills Round Robin! On a 2-1 Decision (Crucilla, Rashed, *Student Vote), Katherine was declared the victor. Congratulations to both! Katherine is coached by Paul Zhou, Paras Kumar, Ananth Panchanadam, …

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Byram Hills 2016 Round Robin Pods Released

Armonk, NY- Peter Cancro, Zach Frieden, and Sam Azbel have released the pods for the 2016 Byram Hills Round Robin taking place Friday, September 9th. Check them out below! Congratulations to all invited and good luck to those competing!   The Azbel Pod Sekou Cisse- Success Academy Aram Moghhaddassi- Syosset …

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Scarsdale’s Zoe Ewing Wins the 2016 NSD Camp Tournament

Congratulations to Lake Highlands Muhammad Khattak and Scarsdale’s Zoe Ewing on making it to finals of the camp tournament. The decision was a 2-1 for the negative, Zoe (Castillo, Caldera, Shapiro*).   Double-Octafinals (1) David Min def. (32) Manasi Singh (Corder, Singh, Traber) (2) Xavier Roberts-Gaal def. (31) Charles Li …

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NSD 2016 Flagship Week 2

Minneapolis, MN- The NSD 2016 Flagship session continues into its second week! Students have been working daily with their mentors in focused 1 staff to 3-4 student groups in addition to their lab work. Additionally, students and staff have been enjoying the NSD Snapchat nsdebate. Add us on snapchat for daily updates, …

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The NSD 2016 Flagship Session Begins!

Minneapolis, MN- The National Symposium for Debate began its 2016 Flagship session at the University of Minnesota on Sunday, July 18th. Check out some photos from the first two days below and make sure to check us out on Facebook for updates throughout the 3 weeks!

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