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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 …

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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) …

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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 …

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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) …

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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 …

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Ashish Wadhwani Wins the 2016 Isidore Newman Invitational

Congratulations to Cypress Woods’ Chakra Jonnalagadda and Dulles’ Ashish Wahdwani for making it to the final round of the 2016 Isidore Newman Invitational. On a 2-1 decision, Ashish was declared the champion. Congrats to both! Octafinals (1) St Andrew’s Episcopal IB def. (16) Cabot BG (Briana Griffin) (Koshak, Kueffner, *Shields) …

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Hutt Up or Shut Up E4: Guests Varad Agarwala and Sean Fahey

This is episode 4 of Hutt Up or Shut Up starring Sam Azbel and Paul Zhou! Joined by guests Varad Agarwala and Sean Fahey, Sam and Paul discuss the new Jan/Feb Resolution (Resolved: Public colleges and universities in the United States ought not restrict any constitutionally protected speech) and speaker …

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Richard Cook Wins UT

Austin, TX- Congratulations to Kinkaid’s Jason Yang and Strake Jesuit’s Richard Cook for making it to finals of UT. On a 3-0 decision, Richard was declared the champion. Congratulations to both! Richard is coached by Chris Castillo. Triples (Single-Flighted)   Double (Single-Flighted) Cy-Fair TW def. Tompki AG (Aman Gulrajani) (Burdett) …

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Raffi Piliero Wins the 2016 Princeton Classic

Princeton, NJ- Congratulations to Harrison’s Raffi Piliero and Scarsdale’s Zoe Ewing for making it to the final round of the 2016 Princeton Classic. On a 3-0 decision, Raffi was declared the champion. Congratulations to both! Raffi is coached by Chetan Hertzig and Bennett Eckert. Zoe is coached by Mark Gorthey, …

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January/ February Topic 2017 Released!

Lincoln-Douglas Debate – 2017 Jan/Feb Resolved: Public colleges and universities in the United States ought not restrict any constitutionally protected speech.   Love it? Hate it? Let us know below!

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Evan Engel Wins the 2016 Alta Tournament

Congratulations to Harvard-Westlake’s Evan Engel and Palo Alto’s Barry He for making it to the final round of the 2016 Alta Invitational. On a 3-0 decision, Evan was declared the champion. Congratulations to both! Evan is coached by Travis Fife and Mike Bietz. Barry is coached by Nigel Ward. Kenzo …

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Evan Engel Wins the 2016 Glenbrooks

Evanston, IL- Congratulations to Harvard Westlake’s Evan Engel and Cambridge Rindge and Latin’s Oliver Sussman on making it to finals of the 2016 Glenbrooks. On a 2-1 decision (Paul Zhou, Hertzig, *Taylor), Evan was declared the champion. Congratulations to both! Oliver is coached by Bob Overing.   Doubles (32) Strake …

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Millard North Closes out the 2016 Badgerland Tournament

Congratulations to Millard North’s Priya Kukreja and Tori Qiu on closing out the Badgerland Debate Tournament! Priya and Tori are coached by Aaron Schurevich and Lauren Burdt. WDM Valley’s Trent Gilbert was the top speaker. Trent is coached by Dave McGinnis, Christian Tarsney, and Isis Davis-Marks. Congrats to all! Octafinals (1) …

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Pembroke Pines Closes Out the 2016 Crestian Tradition

Congratulations to Pembroke Pines’ Jordan Farenham and Stephen Scopa for closing out the final round of the Crestian Tradition! Lindsey McNamara from William T. Dwyer was also the top speaker. Congratultions to all!   Octafinals (Seedings not released) Boca Raton AA def. Ft. Lauderdale TM (Tim McShan) (Choudhary, Schauben, Vogel) …

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