Tag Archives: Announcements

Fred Robertson is the NDCA Educator of the Year

Above: Educator of the Year Robertson celebrates his victory with either some kind of gang sign or a misguided attempt at the Vulcan salute. Fred Robertson, head coach of Millard West High School in Omaha, Nebraska, is this year’s National Debate Coaches’ Association Educator of the Year. The decision was …

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Leah Shapiro Wins Hockaday Round Robin

Hockaday head coach Eric Melin has released the field for the second annual Hockaday Women’s Round Robin, to be held at the Hockaday School in Dallas, Texas on April 13 and 14. From the invitation: “Hockaday is committed to supporting girls’ education, and this continues to be the driving force …

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Tournament of Champion At Larges Announced

The first wave of At Larges to the LD TOC were announced on Wednesday, April 3, via email to the coaches and also (for the first time) on the TOC web page. First-round recipients are listed below: Collegiate School- Andrew O’Donohue Harvard-Westlake- Tommy Choi La Costa Canyon- Brennan Caruthers Northland …

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2012-2013 Bid List- Known At Large Applicants Bolded

                Below is the 2012-2013 Bid List Walt Whitman concludes the season’s bid opportunities. Congratulations to Loyola’s Michael Harris for being the bid leader for the ’12-’13 season. 9 Bids Michael Harris’13- Loyola (Greenhill, Voices, Bronx Science, Apple Valley, Glenbrooks, CPS, VBT, Stanford, …

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Hockaday to host second annual Women’s Round Robin

The Hockaday Debate Team is pleased to announce that it will once again be hosting the Hockaday Round Robin.  Last year, Hockaday reinstated this tradition, and given the overwhelming positive response we received, we are thrilled to return for the second year. The event will be held at the The …

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Limited spots remaining for Penn’s Liberty Bell Classic

Registration for Penn for Youth Debate’s 38th annual Liberty Bell Classic closes tomorrow. The tournament is next weekend, February 16-17, on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. Quarterfinalists in Public Forum and the top six finishers in Congressional Debate will receive a bid to the 2013 Tournament of Champions. …

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Debaters Against Sexism: Taking a Stand

To the debate community: We begin by deciding to write a pledge. We need a beginning, a stepping stone. This pledge is meant to provide a concrete platform for the community to demonstrate our readiness to confront the issue of gender discrimination in debate, and to fight back. We will …

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Colton Smith Wins Northwest Round Robin

Colton Smith of Wenatchee has won the fifth Northwest Round Robin, having defeated Sammamish’s Ella Kuzmenko on a 4-1 decision in the final round. (This was the only ballot that Colton dropped throughout the competition.) This was a rematch of the final round of Whitman College, which Colton also won. …

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Jon Cruz Wins Blake Outstanding Coach Award

  Minneapolis, MN–A belated congratulations to Jon Cruz, director of forensics at The Bronx High School of Science, and the winner of this year’s John Edie Holiday Debate Tournament Outstanding Coach Award in recognition of his exemplary contributions to the debate community. In addition to running the largest high school-sponsored speech & debate …

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2013 Harvard Round Robin Field

The field for this year’s Harvard LD Round Robin has been announced.  The round robin will take place on February 14th and 15th. Travis Chen – Palo Alto (CA) Danny DeBois – Harrison (NY) Adam Hoffman – Lexington (MA) Eli Hymson – Stoneman Douglas (FL) Annie Kors – Harvard Westlake …

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Play Dodgeball at The Glenbrooks

It’s not too late to register for the fourth-annual Glenbrooks charity dodgeball tournament! The single-elimination tournament will be held on Saturday evening after the last round of the day—round 4—and the competition will be held at Glenbrook South, which is hosting LD this year. Email cubsman3@gmail.com to register. 100% of …

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Zeke Rosenberg Wins Meadows

Congratulations to Bronx Science’s Zeke Rosenberg for winning the 2012 Meadows School Tournament. Zeke is coached by Jon Cruz, Matt Dunay, Ryan Davis, Abhi Elisetty, John Lewis, Zack Struver, and Alex Zhang. Octafinals: Brentwood JL def. Torrey Pines BL (Benji Lu) Loyola MG def. La Costa Canyon BC (Brennan Carruthers) …

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Jim Huang Wins Bronx Round Robin

NY, NY–Congratulations to New Orleans Jesuit’s Jim Huang for defeating Greenhill’s Rebecca Kuang to win the Bronx Round Robin. The round was adjudicated by Chris Castillo, Ryan Davis, Matt Dunay, Ari Parker, and Alex Zhang, and the decision was a 5-0 for the negative. Jim is coached by Travis Smith, …

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