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A PUBLICATION OF THE NATIONAL SPEECH & DEBATE ASSOCIATION

VOLUME 91 ISSUE 5 AU G U S T 2017

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Tournament Sponsors

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Week in Photos

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High School Honors and Awards

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Circle of Champions

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Middle School Honors and Awards

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From the Editor

Board of Directors

This past June, the 2017 National Speech & Debate Tournament took us to Birmingham, Alabama, where we witnessed the incredible talents of our student competitors. In this special issue of Rostrum, we recap the highlights of the week and celebrate our award winners.

Don Crabtree, President Park Hill High School 1909 6th Avenue St. Joseph, MO 64505 (816) 261-2661 crabnfl@gmail.com

Each year, the National Tournament serves as a powerful reminder of why speech and debate education is so important. Our student competitors use their voices to share their stories, take a stand, and advocate for change. We honor our student finalists for their amazing achievements beginning on page 16. Whether you joined us in person, watched the livestream coverage, or are just flipping through this magazine, I hope you pause to take in the amount of time and effort the coaches and students in these pages have dedicated to this activity. Qualifying for the National Tournament is an outstanding accomplishment, and for many students it is a highlight of their high school career. To qualify once is remarkable. To qualify four times is phenomenal. Don’t miss our Four-Time National Qualifiers on page 14. We owe much of the week’s success to the hard work and southern hospitality of our local hosts, led by Board Member Jay Rye. I wish to congratulate the entire host committee on a job well done. Meet this fantastic group on page 32. Most importantly, this week would not be possible without the tireless work of the coaches, chaperones, and tournament officials who put in long hours to bring this opportunity to students. Thank you to all those who made sacrifices to allow these students to stand up among the best of the best and have their voices heard. We’re already looking forward to #Nats18 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I hope to see you there! Sincerely, J. Scott Wunn Executive Director National Speech & Debate Association

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SUNDAY District Leadership Luncheon and Awards Ceremony

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At the 2017 District Leadership Luncheon

to David Abel from the Sunflower District

and Awards Ceremony, Kristi Hodgkiss

of Kansas. Other district chairs from

from the UIL District of Texas received

across the country received Gold, Silver,

the Chair of the Year award. Martha

and Bronze Awards for their outstanding

Benham from the Colorado District was

leadership. Leaders also voted to select the

recognized for Best Chair Communications.

best district ads printed in the National

Crawford Leavoy from the Tarheel East

Tournament Book. The New England District

District of North Carolina was named Best

and the North Dakota Roughriders District

New Chair. The Ralph E. Carey Award for

were chosen by their peers as this year’s

Distinguished Career Service was presented

winners.

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Tournament Registration and Expo Students toured the National Tournament Expo on Sunday as coaches picked up their team’s registration materials. Attendees shopped the Speech & Debate Store, visited with representatives from colleges and universities, and took photos in front of the “Words Matter” backdrop. The NSDA also hosted conversations about issues of inclusion in the speech and debate community at the African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, LGBT+, and Womxn and Gender Non-conforming Coaches’ Caucuses.

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SUNDAY Hall of Fame Banquet The National Speech & Debate Association honored its newest Hall of Fame members during a special dinner Sunday evening at the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. The NSDA proudly inducted Dr. Paulette “Polly” Reikowski of Minnesota, James W. “Jay” Rye, III of Alabama, Julie Sheinman of New York, Jimmy L. Smith of Texas, and Jacquelyn “Jacci” Young of Missouri.

(above, left to right) Jimmy L. Smith, Dr. Paulette “Polly” Reikowski, Julie Sheinman, Jacquelyn “Jacci” Young, and James W. “Jay” Rye, III.

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MONDAY First Day of Competition Preliminary rounds got underway as thousands of high school students tested their mettle in 15 different competition events: Policy Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, World Schools Debate, Big Questions Debate, Congressional Debate–House, Congressional Debate–Senate, Original Oratory, United States Extemp, International Extemp, Informative Speaking, Humorous Interp, Dramatic Interp, Duo Interp, and Program Oral Interp.

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TUESDAY Re-registration and Student Posting Party Tournament attendees gathered at the Uptown District in downtown Birmingham for an evening of food, fun, and entertainment—and of course, tournament results on the big banners! The student party featured a DJ, food trucks, inflatable yard games, and some serious dance contests! Those who did not advance re-registered in The Westin Hotel to compete in supplemental events on Wednesday.

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WEDNESDAY High School Main Event Semifinals and Supplemental Events • Middle School Competition Wednesday signaled the start of the Middle School National Speech & Debate Tournament. Many high school juniors and seniors decided to give back by judging their middle school peers. Other high school students continued on in their chosen supplemental event: Commentary, Expository, Extemporaneous Debate, Poetry Reading, or Prose Reading. With final rounds in sight, speech semifinalists gave it their all Wednesday afternoon, pledging to leave nothing on the table, to see who among them would make it to the big stage!

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THURSDAY Final Rounds and Diamond Assembly

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Thousands of spectators filled the BJCC

Meanwhile, supplemental and consolation

Concert Hall to watch final rounds of

events continued throughout the day

World Schools Debate and the various

on Thursday, as did main event debate

interpretation events Thursday afternoon

competition. The National Congress held its

and evening. New and veteran coaches

final sessions, followed by the Congressional

and educators were recognized for

Banquet in the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel,

excellence in speech and debate activities

where student Senators and Representatives

during the Donus D. Roberts Diamond

were recognized for their hard work

Assembly, presented by Colorado College.

throughout the week.

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FRIDAY Final Rounds and National Awards Assembly

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Audiences were informed and persuaded

made possible by the NSDA’s generous

as talented speakers and debaters forged

tournament sponsors. Rounding out the

their strongest cases for being named

week, the National Awards Assembly—

the best in the nation! Final rounds of

often referred to as “the Oscars” of our

supplemental, consolation, and middle

activity—captured the spirit, excitement,

school events also took place throughout

and intensity of the tournament as

the day as students competed for

students were recognized and rewarded

additional awards and scholarships

for their phenomenal accomplishments.

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2017 HONORS & AWARDS

2017 Four-Time Qualifiers (listed in alphabetical order by last name)

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Morgan Akers

Cabot High School

AR

Samuel Mast

Uwa Akhere

Charlotte Catholic High School

NC

Jimmy McDermott Prospect High School

IL

Tiger Ashtiani

Lake City High School

ID

Lindsey McNamara William T. Dwyer High School

FL

Brandon Black

Brentwood Academy

TN

Katherine Nesbitt

Brentwood Academy

TN

Derek Collins

Hattiesburg High School

MS

Yuuki Nishida

Marianas High School

MP

Quinn Crawford

Marriotts Ridge High School

MD

Kevin O’Sullivan

Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School

IN

Erin Crust

Norwin High School

PA

Lauren Palladino

North Central High School

IN

Lauren David

Fishers High School

IN

Benjamin Pankow

Eagan High School

Gabe Esquivel

Kapaun Mount Carmel High School KS

Jeff Rademaker

Appleton East High School

WI

Molly Forouhi

Downers Grove North High School IL

John Ropp

Ashland High School

OR

Heather Foster

Reno High School

NV

Kalista Schauer

Richard King High School

TX

Garrett Garver

Plymouth High School

IN

Jordan Schuler

Providence High School

NC

Trent Gilbert

West Des Moines Valley High School IA

Anshul Shah

Amador Valley High School

CA

Ani Gottiparthy

Amador Valley High School

CA

Elliot J. Sheaff

Dowling Catholic High School

Bailee B. Harper

Denmark High School

WI

Alexandra Singleton Gabrielino High School

CA

Jackson Hoffmann

Kapaun Mount Carmel High School KS

Sophia Skwarchuk

Flathead High School

MT

Katherine Hu

Plano Sr. High School

Hunter Stecko

Norwin High School

PA

Bradley Johnson

Union Colony Preparatory School CO

Samhitha Sunkara

Ardrey Kell High School

NC

Preston Johnston

Ravenwood High School

TN

Jacob Thompson

Des Moines Roosevelt High School IA

Adejoke Mason

North Atlanta High School

GA

Michael Wang

Dreyfoos School Of The Arts

TX

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Appleton East High School

WI

MN

IA

FL


William Woods Tate, Jr., National Student of the Year presented by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation

Six finalists participated in an interview process with the national panel of judges who selected the 2017 William Woods Tate, Jr., National Student of the Year, one of the most prestigious individual student honors presented by the National Speech & Debate Association. Ricardo Flores representing the West Texas District was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Coolidge Foundation and will represent the Association in various public capacities throughout the 2017-2018 academic year. Other finalists, in alphabetical order, include Nicholas Aranda representing the Tall Cotton District in Texas; Derek Collins representing the Magnolia District in Mississippi; Chloe Dennison representing the Carolina West District in North Carolina; Michael Franklin representing the East Kansas District; and Olivia Shoemaker representing the Southern Minnesota District.

Ricardo Flores Representing the West Texas District Americas HS, TX Coached by Irene Gardea

(left to right) Olivia Shoemaker, Michael Franklin, Chloe Dennison, Derek Collins, and Nicholas Aranda.

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2017 HONORS & AWARDS

Richard B. Sodikow Policy Debate presented by Trinity University

Policy Debate Top Speakers presented in memory of Phyllis Flory Barton

Lincoln-Douglas Debate

1st Place – Samar Ahmad Greenhill School, TX Coached by Eric Forslund and Aaron Timmons

Champions – Raam Tambe and Jerry Wang Palos Verdes Peninsula HS, CA Coached by Scott Wheeler 2nd Place – Nina Fridman and Ben Mnushkin Glenbrook North HS, IL Coached by Michael Greenstein 3rd Place – Stephen Lowe and Danish Khan Blue Valley Southwest HS, KS Coached by Jared Zuckerman 4th Place – Jonah Jacobs and Alana Levin Glenbrook North HS, IL Coached by Michael Greenstein 5th Place – Joshua Joseph and Devansh Taori Bellarmine College Prep, CA Coached by Aaron Langerman 6th Place – Aden Barton and Henry Ben Jablonski Montgomery Bell Academy, TN Coached by Kevin Hamrick 16

2nd Place – Matt McFadden Damien HS, CA Coached by Chuck Ballingall and Donald Peters 3rd Place – George Whitford Polytechnic HS, CA Coached by Teja Vepa and Melan W. Jaich 4th Place – Devavrat Dave Heritage Hall, OK Coached by W. Bryan Gaston 5th Place – Nate Edward Martin Lansing Senior HS, KS Coached by Carolyn E. Cook 6th Place – Raam Tambe Palos Verdes Peninsula HS, CA Coached by Scott Wheeler

Champion – Natalie Schaller Liberty Sr. HS, MO Coached by Tim Baldwin

2nd Place – Nathan Davis Savannah R3 HS, MO Coached by Cody Proctor 3rd Place – Shankar Krishnan Ridge HS, NJ Coached by David A. Yastremski 4th Place – Karchen Lhatoo University School, OH

Harland B. Mitchell Trophy

Coached by James Lewis

Awarded to the national champion Policy Debate team, named after the NSDA’s legendary debate coach

5th Place – Jackson Deconcini

and Peter Paik

Brentwood School, CA Coached by Victor Jih

Ted W. Belch Award Presented annually to the coach of the champion Policy Debate team

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6th Place – John Michael Magloire Chaminade HS, NY Coached by Brother John McGrory


Public Forum Debate

Congressional Debate–House

Congressional Debate–Senate

presented by the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation

presented by the Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership

presented by the Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership

Champions – Cornelia Fraser and Rafey Khan Nova HS, FL Coached by Christopher Relyea 2nd Place – Siddharth Tripathi and Honor McCarthy Horace Mann HS, NY Coached by Jonathan Nye 3rd Place – Jacob McFee and Matthew Hayes Park Hill HS, MO Coached by Don Crabtree, Kyle Howe, and Tyler Unsell 4th Place – Rohan Patel and Michael Li Durham Academy, NC Coached by Crawford Leavoy and Jeff Welty 5th Place (tie) – Eoin Matthews and Randall Zuccalmaglio Regis HS, NY Coached by Eric DiMichele 5th Place (tie) – Alexander Sherer and Guido Dominguez Miami Beach Sr. HS, FL Coached by Russell Rywell

Champion – Jacob Cimerberg Western HS, FL Coached by Nancy Unger Dean and Dario Camara 2nd Place – Griffin Leckie

Champion – Gregory Seabrooks Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches, FL Coached by David Childree 2nd Place – Aditya Dhar

Lake Highland Preparatory HS, FL

The Harker School, CA

Coached by George Clemens

Coached by Marjorie Hazeltine

and Chris Sprouse 3rd Place – Jack Fitzgerald 3rd Place – Jun-Yong Kim Seven Lakes HS, TX Coached by Terrick Brown

Pine View HS, FL Coached by Shari Dodd

and Lilian Adeyemi

4th Place – Jeremiah Menslage

4th Place – Elizabeth Probst

Spring Woods HS, TX

Ashville HS, NC

Coached by Victoria

Coached by Keith Pittman,

Beard and Harry Yu

Vern Lepa, and Will Smith 5th Place – Jake Dean Sunnyslope HS, AZ Coached by Erin Long, Heather Butler, and Jacqui Anderson 6th Place – Aparna Kirshnan

5th Place – Jack Stafford Cary Academy, NC Coached by Alexandra Sencer 6th Place – Alex Wakefield Desert Vista HS, AZ

Plano Senior HS, TX

Coached by Brittany Stanchik,

Coached by Cheryl Potts

Victor Silva, Kevin Berlat, Brenden

and Neil White

Porter, and Joel Wakefield

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2017 CIRCLE OF CHAMPIONS

2017 Middle School Circle of Champions

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The Circle of Champions represents the best of the best in our activity. Join us in congratulating our 2017 national champions!

The National Speech & Debate Tournament marks the capstone of speech and debate activities for more than 150,000 members across the country. To attend, students must qualify at one of the Association’s 110 district tournaments or through one of our seven international qualifying programs. The National Debate & Speech Tournament has been held across the country since 1931, and today is the largest academic competition in the world. Each year, more than 3,500 high school students compete in a weeklong competition to determine the most prestigious title in high school academics: national champion.

The 18th annual Middle School National Speech & Debate Tournament was held June 20-23 in Birmingham, Alabama. A total of 670 students from 157 schools across the country competed at the event!

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2017 HONORS & AWARDS

Joe and Pam Wycoff Original Oratory

A. C. Eley International Extemp

Carmendale Fernandes United States Extemp

presented by the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation Auxiliary

presented by the Council on Foreign Relations

presented by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation

Champion – JJ Kapur West Des Moines Valley HS, IA Coached by David McGinnis

Champion – Connor Rothschild Kickapoo HS, MO Coached by Jon Marc Baney

2nd Place – Rickey Williams

2nd Place – Olivia Shoemaker

2nd Place – William Porter

Apple Valley HS, MN

Lakeville North HS, MN

Phoenix Country Day School, AZ

Coached by Scott Voss and

Coached by Yatesh Singh

Keiaireyona Brown

Coached by Nick Klemp

and Elizabeth Vieira

and Carolyn Evans

3rd Place – Neuteyshe Felizor

3rd Place – Nikhil Ramaswamy

3rd Place – Christopher Maximos

Plano West Sr. HS, TX

Delbarton School, NJ

Charles W. Flanagan HS, FL Coached by Susan Mcgraw and Jon Williamson 4th Place – Ariana Uriah Okhuozagbon J. Frank Dobie HS, TX Coached by Andrew George Barrett and Janelle Hill Adams 5th Place – Jane Michaelson Apple Valley HS, MN

Coached by Rhonda Smith and Kattie Leito 4th Place – Clay M. Owens Perry HS, OH Coached by Kathy A. Patron, John Weaver, and Kevin McDougal 5th Place – Tim Chung Gabrielino HS, CA

Coached by Martin Page and Lajuan Foust 4th Place – Tessa Lawler Downers Grove South HS, IL Coached by Justin Matkovich, Jan Heiteen, and Elighie Wilson 5th Place – Kyle Wang

Coached by Derek Yuill,

Saratoga HS, CA

Eric Chen, and Jill Hanhong

Coached by Christopher Harris

Ben Davis HS, IN

6th Place – Nathan Kruse

6th Place – Vishal Sundaram

Coached by Fred Douse

Battle Ground Academy, TN

Solon HS, OH

and Paul Porter

Coached by Cadi Kadlecek

Coached by Dan Ceci

Coached by Scott Voss 6th Place – Richard Bowman

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Champion – Jacob Thompson Des Moines Roosevelt HS, IA Coached by Lauren McCool

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presented by Western Kentucky University

Lanny D. and B. J. Naegelin Dramatic Interpretation

Program Oral Interpretation

presented by Simpson College

presented by The Interp Store

Champion – Evan Eiglarsh NSU University School, FL Coached by Bill M. Thompson, Danny Swerdlow, and Robert Sheard

Champion – Chase Garrett Southside HS, SC Coached by Jason Eric Johnson and Weslica Johnson

2nd Place – Connor Sears

2nd Place – Maddie Guy

2nd Place – Jenee Cidel

Cheyenne East HS, WY

Saint Mary’s Hall HS, TX

Cypress Bay HS, FL

Coached by Ashley Schulz

Coached by Joseph Muller

Coached by Alyssa Fiebrantz,

3rd Place – Cheyenne Rose Martin

3rd Place – Tayland Ratliff

Bishop McGuinness HS, OK

Comeaux HS, LA

Humorous Interpretation

Coached by Ryan J. Swartz 4th Place – Mary Barnett Saint Mary’s Hall HS, TX Coached by Joseph Muller 5th Place – Grace Smith Brentwood Academy, TN

Coached by Jacob Simon 4th Place – Abigail Stewart Ardmore HS, OK Coached by Brian Lane Gunter 5th Place – Ezequiel Gonzalez Ben Davis HS, IN Coached by Fred Douse

Coached by Ryan Hubbard and Austin Groves

6th Place – Rebekah Umansky NSU University School, FL

Champion – Quest Broussard Comeaux HS, LA Coached by Jacob Simon

Jon Wayne Martin, and Joele Miguel Denis 3rd Place – Emma Warnecke Saint Mary’s Hall HS, TX Coached by Joseph Muller 4th Place – Joshua Beckles McQuaid Jesuit HS, NY Coached by Kathy Ruppert 5th Place – Tre Edgerton East Ridge HS, MN Coached by Alex Carlson

6th Place – Thomas Price

Coached by Bill M.

6th Place – Imani Branch

Chanhassen HS, MN

Thompson, Danny Swerdlow,

University HS - Fresno, CA

Coached by James Fedje

and Robert Sheard

Coached by LoRainna Carter

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2017 HONORS & AWARDS World Schools Debate Invitational presented by McKinsey & Company

Sandra Silvers Duo Interpretation presented by Colorado College

Co-Champions – Kerrington Anderson and Derek Collins Hattiesburg HS, MS Coached by Raphael Scott Waldrop Champions – New York City White From Regis HS: • Christopher Castaldi-Moller • Kyle Jones • TJ Li • Nicholas Lindseth • Jack McCordick Coached by Eric DiMichele 2nd Place – East Texas White From Northland Christian School: • Kaitlyn England • Margaret Purcell From Kingwood HS: • Colette Faulkner • Emily Grantham • Leila Saklou Coached by Audra Langston 3rd Place – New Jersey Red • Samuel Brumer from Montville HS • Tierney Egan from Freehold Township HS • Andrew Hong from Montville HS • Ranen Miao from Millburn HS • Aditya Rao from Phillipsburg HS Coached by Laurie Schmid 4th Place – Florida Manatee Blue • Sebastian Avella from Nova HS • Daniel Gamboa from Cypress Bay HS • Christopher Matei from American Heritage School - Plantation • Jessica Uvino from St. Thomas Aquinas HS • Scott Wasserman from Western HS Coached by Michael Norton 22

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Co-Champions – Claire Doty and Zakkiyah Sanders Apple Valley HS, MN Coached by Dan Hodges 2nd Place – Manuela Reyes and Dieynaba Dieng Democracy Prep Bronx Preparatory Charter School, NY Coached by Sarah Rosenberg, Luis Cardenas, and Norberto Troncoso 3rd Place – Sam Hamerski and Maia Peterson Roseville Area HS, MN Coached by Bret Hemmerlin 4th Place – Benjamin Marshall and Molly McDermott Prospect HS, IL Coached by Scott McDermott, Jonathan Kaminsky, and Michael Piccoli 5th Place – David DeLaBarcena and Andrew Denton South Grand Prairie HS, TX Coached by Forrest Denbow and Amanda Kay Hopkins 6th Place (tie) – Philip Clement and Gabriella Garcia Saint Mary’s Hall HS, TX Coached by Joseph Muller 6th Place (tie) – Tavan Thomas and Jesus Santos Democracy Prep Bronx Preparatory Charter School, NY Coached by Sarah Rosenberg, Luis Cardenas, and Norberto Troncoso


Big Questions Debate

Informative Speaking

Extemporaneous Debate

presented by the John Templeton Foundation

presented by HoneyBaked Ham

presented by Colorado College

Champion – Xavior Lewis Lee’s Summit North HS, MO Coached by Benjamin D. Jewell

Champion – Matthew Nadel Dreyfoos School Of The Arts, FL Coached by Angela Anyzeski

Champion – Lyle Derden Lamar HS - Houston, TX Coached by Eloise Weisinger Blair

2nd Place – Rebecca Roy Watertown HS, SD Coached by Scott Walker and Kyle Downey

2nd Place – Jordyn Allen

2nd Place – Kalista Schauer

American Heritage School

Richard King HS, TX

- Plantation, FL

Coached by David Gardiner

3rd Place – Aidan Fitzgerald Chaminade HS, NY Coached by Brother John McGrory 4th Place – Anna Newell Minnetonka HS, MN Coached by Nathan Van Dyke

Duo Interpretation (continued)

Coached by Ryan Hubbard 3rd Place – Andrea Schiefelbein Lakeville North HS, MN Coached by Jennifer Baese, Meg S. Krekeler, and Yatesh Singh

Ridge HS, NJ Coached by David A. Yastremski

3rd Place (tie) – Margaret Briann

4th Place – Katie Morris

Kelly

Ronald Reagan HS, TX

Glendale HS, MO

Coached by Brian Eanes

Coached by Allen Sutton

5th Place – Abigail VanMeter Noblesville HS, IN Coached by Jeremy Starks, Chase Elliott, and Evan T. Elliott

6th Place (tie) – Tavan Thomas and Jesus Santos

3rd Place (tie) – Jennifer Huang

5th Place – David Ramachandran Ruston HS, LA Coached by Matthew Moore

6th Place – Ava Ewald

6th Place – Sohan Vichare

Chanhassen HS, MN

Cupertino HS, CA

Coached by Travis Rother

Coached by Marty De

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2017 HONORS & AWARDS

Poetry Reading

Prose Reading

Brother René Sterner Commentary

presented by Western Kentucky University

presented by Western Kentucky University

presented by Western Kentucky University

Champion – Lalee Ibssa Trinity Preparatory School, FL Coached by Nathan Johnston

Champion – Alfredo Antu Central HS - San Angelo, TX Coached by Julie Schniers

Champion – James Han University HS, IL Coached by Mark Adams, Laurie Ann Adams, and Brian M. Rohman

2nd Place – Alexandra Knighton

2nd Place – Mitchell Huston

2nd Place – Jack Vastag

Freehold Township HS, NJ

Jefferson City HS, MO

Noblesville HS, IN

Coached by Caryn Miller

Coached by Jordan D.

Coached by Evan T. Elliott, Chase

Hart and Kristi Moore

Elliott , and Jeremy Starks

Hononegah HS, IL

3rd Place – Valerie Akinyoyenu

3rd Place – Anoova Guthikonda

Coached by Matt Mazur

Walt Whitman HS, MD

Ardrey Kell HS, NC

Coached by Gavin Mease

Coached by Chris Harrow

Central HS - San Angelo, TX

4th Place – Kendyl Kowalski

4th Place – Usman Hanif

Coached by Julie Schniers

Morristown West HS, TN

Monte Vista HS - Danville, CA

Coached by Suzanne W. Terry

Coached by David Matley

Jaelin Imanni Montgomery

5th Place – Luke Scaletta

5th Place – Rachel Sims

Petal HS, MS

Loyola-Blakefield HS, MD

Friendswood HS, TX

Coached by Kelly Clark

Coached by Charles Donovan

Coached by Cheryl V. Ryne

Garner and Skye Morgan

and Andrew Frank Monteleone

6th Place – Isaiah McDermott

6th Place – Vanessa Kjeldsen

Downers Grove South HS, IL

Morristown West HS, TN

Vista Ridge HS, TX

Coached by Justin Matkovich,

Coached by Suzanne W. Terry

Coached by Sarah Salinas

Jan Heiteen, and Elighie Wilson

3rd Place – Maggie Wenhui He

4th Place – Gracie Wilson

5th Place –

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6th Place – Himal Koshy


Expository

Impromptu

Storytelling

presented by Western Kentucky University

presented by Western Kentucky University

presented by Western Kentucky University

Champion – Ari J. Moore ILEAD North Hollywood, CA Coached by Iain Lampert

Champion – Kate Farwell ILEAD North Hollywood, CA Coached by Iain Lampert

2nd Place – Caroline Pickering

2nd – Samuel Cannova

University HS, IL

Wheaton North HS, IL

Coached by Mark Adams,

Coached by Stan Austin

Laurie Ann Adams, and Shannon Jean Maney

3rd Place – Sam Buisman Chanhassen HS, MN

3rd Place – Vanessa Copeland

Champion – Conner Paulson Liberty North HS, MO Coached by Kim Lenger

2nd Place – Tanner Hemmingsen George Washington HS, CO Coached by Maryrose Kohan and Devin Emily Sarno 3rd Place – Maxwell McGuirt ILEAD North Hollywood, CA

Coached by Josiah Lotz

Coached by Iain Lampert

Coached by Justin Matkovich,

4th Place – Spencer Schumacher

4th Place – Vakare Bartkaitis

Jan Heiteen, and Elighie Wilson

North Oldham HS, KY

Roseville Area HS, MN

Coached by Rosemary

Coached by Jessica Fedje

Downers Grove South HS, IL

4th Place – Natalie Thomison

Cundiff Brown

University HS, IL

5th Place – Maquelle Huntley Carthage HS, MO

Coached by Mark Adams,

5th Place – Shamika Patil

Laurie Ann Adams, and

Huntley HS, IL

Shannon Jean Maney

Coached by Tom George

5th Place – Jacqueline Hatch

6th Place – Emma Capitanelli

Adesuwa Darape Agbonile

Michael Krop HS, FL

Collierville HS, TN

The Bear Creek School, WA

Coached by Eric Jeraci

Coached by Jeffrey D. Robbins

Coached by Robert A. Sorensen

Coached by Bryan Whyte and Caraline Cunningham 6th Place –

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2017 HONORS & AWARDS presented by the Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership

Congressional Debate – House

Top Presiding Officer (House) Rep. Jun-Yong Kim

Seven Lakes HS, TX Coached by Terrick Brown and Lilian Adeyemi

Leadership Bowl (House) Rep. Jacob Cimerberg

Western HS, FL Coached by Nancy Unger Dean and Dario Camara

2017 President’s Bowls

President’s Bowl Informative Speaking Jordyn Allen

American Heritage School Plantation, FL Coached by Ryan Hubbard

President’s Bowl United States Extemp Jacob Thompson

Des Moines Roosevelt HS, IA Coached by Lauren McCool

Congressional Debate – Senate

Top Presiding Officer (Senate) Sen. Jack Fitzgerald

Pine View HS, FL Coached by Shari Dodd

Leadership Bowl (Senate) Sen. Aditya Dhar

The Harker School, CA Coached by Marjorie Hazeltine

sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Donus D. Roberts

President’s Bowl International Extemp Clay M. Owens

Perry HS, OH Coached by Kathy A. Patron, John Weaver, and Kevin McDougal

President’s Bowl Original Oratory JJ Kapur

West Des Moines Valley HS, IA Coached by David McGinnis

2017 Interp Bowls

Interp Bowl Program Oral Interp Quest Broussard

Comeaux HS, LA Coached by Jacob Simon 26

Interp Bowl Humorous Interp Evan Eiglarsh

NSU University School, FL Coached by Bill M. Thompson, Danny Swerdlow, and Robert Sheard

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Interp Bowl Dramatic Interp Maddie Guy

Saint Mary’s Hall HS, TX Coached by Joseph Muller

Interp Bowl Duo Interp Kerrington Anderson and Derek Collins

Hattiesburg HS, MS Coached by Raphael Scott Waldrop


Unger Cup

Karl Mundt Trophy

presented by the James J. Unger Memorial

Presented annually to the school that has accumulated the most National Congress participation points

Awarded to the team that has placed the highest, cumulatively, at five great national debate tournaments

Palos Verdes Peninsula HS California Coached by Scott Wheeler

Ridge HS, New Jersey Coached by David Yastremski Students: Kishan Gandham, Malaika Ravindran, and Sanil Torani

2017 Congressional Debate presented by the Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership

Senate FINAL CHAMBER

House FINAL CHAMBER

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2017 HONORS & AWARDS

presented by Summit Debate

MIDDLE SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Congressional Debate

Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Public Forum Debate

Policy Debate

Champion – Genevieve Cox Marvin Baker Middle School Texas

Champion – Joie Zhang Arcadia Foothills Middle School California

Champions – Omar Busaidy and Vedanth Ramabhadran Robert Lanier Middle School Texas

Champions – Andy Lee and Jason Lin Harker Middle School California

2nd – Sebastian Frazier NSU University School Florida

2nd – Aanan Biswas and Omer Mujawar Autrey Mill Middle School Georgia

2nd – Kylie Hammack and Shrea Tyagi Union Middle School Oklahoma

Semi – Caroline Huang St. John’s Middle School Texas

Semi – Anshul Reddy and Ayan Nath Harker Middle School California

Semi – Rishi Jain Harker Middle School California

Semi – Don Pierce and Colin Smith Montgomery Bell Academy Tennessee

Semi – David Tang and Andrew Sun Robert Lanier Middle School Texas

Semi – Deven Shah and Akshay Manglik Harker Middle School California

Quarter – Sabrina Cai and Serena Mao William Hopkins Junior High California

Quarter – Avitha Suram and Venn Reddy Hopewell Middle School Georgia

2nd – Michael Evrard The Weiss School Florida 3rd – Jasmine Aggarwal Gale Ranch Middle California 4th – Michale Bendok Phoenix Country Day School Arizona 5th – Nirmit Chandan Bak Middle School Of the Arts Florida 6th – Vinay Panayanchery William Allen Middle New Jersey 28

Quarter – Russell Li St. John’s Middle School Texas Quarter – Sernry Tu Robert Lanier Middle School Texas

Quarter – Sophie Brandewie and Drake Du Revere Middle School Ohio

Quarter – Arianna Zhao Robert Lanier Middle School Texas

Quarter – Shrayes Upadhyayula and Albert Chu BASIS Independent Silicon Valley California

Quarter – Junyi He McCullough Junior High School Texas

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Quarter – Brian Shon and Linjay Zeng Webb Bridge Middle School Georgia

Quarter – Shir Halfon and Rommi Kashlan Hopewell Middle School Georgia Quarter – Tanay Deshmukh and Anvika Menon Hopewell Middle School Georgia Quarter – Louise Bond and Wilson Clarke Dr. Bessie Rhodes Magnet School Illinois


presented by Summit Debate

MIDDLE SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Declamation

Extemporaneous Speaking

Impromptu Speaking

Original Oratory

Champion – Isabella Castro The Village Middle School Texas

Champion – Katherine Rollins The Potomac School Virginia

Champion – Avah Dickinson NSU University School Florida

Champion – Jana Amin Milton Academy Middle Massachusetts

2nd – George Nassar

2nd – Sanjana

2nd – Alexander Ashman

2nd – Kimber Hageman

Phoenix Country

Ranganathan

Phoenix Country

Chaparral Star Academy

Day School

Gale Ranch Middle

Day School

Texas

Arizona

California

Arizona

3rd – Olutomilola

3rd – Pierce Florey

3rd – Kevin Wang

Phoenix Country

Bowditch Middle School

Day School

California

Arizona

4th – Veronica

4th – Misha Ghafouri

Bloomberg

Phoenix Country

NSU University School

Day School

Florida

Arizona

5th – Sanhana

5th – Pierce Florey

Ranganthan

Phoenix Country

Gale Ranch Middle

Day School

California

Arizona

Akinwande E. A. Olle Middle School Texas 4th – Neil Patil Phoenix Country Day School Arizona

Phoenix Country Day School Arizona 4th – Darwin Harriss Phoenix Country Day School Arizona

5th – Samantha Bevins Milton Academy Middle Massachusetts

5th – Sinan Kassim Westglades Middle School

3rd – Samuel Steiner

Florida 6th – Jacob Singer

6th – Mark Pillsbury

6th – Katherine Oung

Phoenix Country

6th – Veronica Bloomberg

Robert Lanier

Bak Middle School

Day School

NSU University School

Middle School

Of the Arts

Arizona

Florida

Texas

Florida

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2017 HONORS & AWARDS

presented by Summit Debate

MIDDLE SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Dramatic Interpretation

Humorous Interpretation

Duo Interpretation

Storytelling

Champion – Ethan Lambert Phoenix Country Day School Arizona

Champion – Sanibel Harper Denmark Middle School Wisconsin

Champions – Alexander Ashman and Victoria Moreno Phoenix Country Day School Arizona

Champion – George Nassar Phoenix Country Day School Arizona

2nd – Jakob Lamber

2nd – Tavish Mohanti

2nd – Ethan Lambert

2nd – Wade Hunter

Phoenix Country

William Hopkins

and Jacob Singer

Phoenix Country

Day School

Junior High

Arizona

California

Arizona

3rd – Frank Knier

3rd – Jonah Johnson

3rd – Ben Simpson and

3rd – Max Goldstein

Valley Middle School

Valley Middle School

Garvin McLaughlin

Phoenix Country

Minnesota

Minnesota

Milton Academy Middle

Day School

4th – Victoria Moreno

4th – Camille Blanco

Phoenix Country

Rancho Pico Junior High

Day School

California

Arizona 5th – Vladmir Radge

Phoenix Country

Jazreel S. Palma

Day School

Hopwood Middle School

Arizona

Saipan

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5th – Abby Caplan

6th – Aashna Sahejpal

6th – Camila Alvarez

BASIS Independent

Saint Mary’s Hall

Silicon Valley

Texas

California

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Phoenix Country Day School

Massachusetts 4th – Cecilia Voss and

Day School Arizona

Arizona

Frank Knier

4th – Ethan Lambert

Valley Middle School

Phoenix Country

Minnesota

Day School

5th – Darwin Harriss and

Arizona

Max Goldstein Phoenix Country

5th – Jonah Johnson

Day School

Valley Middle School

Arizona

Minnesota

6th – Neil Patel and

6th – Paige Showen

Kirtana Roopan Phoenix Country

Raymore-Peculiar

Day School

East Middle School

Arizona

Missouri


presented by Summit Debate

MIDDLE SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Poetry Interpretation

Prose Interpretation

Informative Speaking

Extemporaneous Debate

Champion – Joshua Timmons Greenhill School Texas

Champion – Ethan Lambert Phoenix Country Day School Arizona

Champion – Daneli Santillan Wilson Middle School California

Champion – Neel Sadda Chandler School California

2nd – Misha Ghafouri

2nd – Jonathan Lizardo

2nd – Audrey Lee

2nd – James Polk

Phoenix Country

Wolf

Westridge School

St. Andrew’s

Day School

DanDan Middle School

California

Episcopal School

Arizona 3rd – Samuel Steiner Phoenix Country Day School

Saipan 3rd – Joshua Timmons Greenhill School

Arizona

Texas

4th – Victoria Moreno

4th – Evelyn Bell

Phoenix Country

Robert Lanier

Day School

Middle School

Arizona

Texas

5th – Katherine Oung Bak Middle School Of the Arts Florida

5th – Camila Alvarez Saint Mary’s Hall

Mississippi 3rd – Asrith Devalaraju John Adams

Semi – Matthew

Middle School

McQuistion

New Jersey

Classen School of Advanced Studies

4th – Dhruv Saligram

Oklahoma

The Village Middle School Texas

Semi – Zeke Dawson Classen School of

5th – Gordon Tran

Advanced Studies

MacArthur

Oklahoma

Fundamental School California

Texas 6th – Ryleigh Myers

6th – Sophie Basden

6th – Kate Woodring

John Paul the Great

Paul Breaux Middle School

Bowling Green Junior High

Academy

Louisiana

Kentucky

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2017 HONORS & AWARDS presented by Summit Debate

2017 Local Host Committee

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Top Speaker Awards Policy Debate Speaker Awards 1. Kylie Hammack – Union Middle School, OK 2. Deven Shah – Harker Middle School, CA 3. Akshay Manglik – Harker Middle School, CA 4. Anvika Menon – Hopewell Middle School, GA 5. Louise Bond – Dr. Bessie Rhodes Magnet School, IL 6. Andy Lee – Harker Middle School, CA 7. Colin Smith – Montgomery Bell Academy, TN 8. Shir Halfon – Hopewell Middle School, GA 9. Jason Lin – Harker Middle School, CA 10. Oyinwonuola Fasasi – Mount Vernon School, NJ

(left to right) Nate Conoly, Chris Colvin, Jay Rye (chair), John McWilliams, and Elizabeth Wood Weas. Not pictured: Dr. Kenny Barfield, Victoria Boyd, Tonya Hatch, Rebecca Helms, Jessica Newman, Katy Olienyk, Oliver Parker, Rachel Puckett, Ondreja Turner, Dr. Ian Turnipseed, and Hannah Zarzour.

Lincoln-Douglas Speaker Awards 1. Sebastian Frazier – NSU University School, FL 2. Jarvis Xie – Quail Valley Middle School, TX 3. Caroline Huang – St. John’s Middle School, TX 4. Aimee Stachowiak – Greenhill School, TX 5. Akhilesh Chegu – Harker Middle School, CA 6. Alexander Wong – The Meadows School, NV 7. Arianna Zhao – Robert Lanier Middle School, TX 8. Logan Valenti – Ron Clark Academy, GA 9. Sofie Sharpe – Knox Jr. High, TX 10. Russell Li – St. John’s Middle School, TX

Public Forum Speaker Awards 1. Brian Shon – Webb Bridge Middle School, GA 2. Saaketh Chennaiahgari – Carroll Middle School, TX 3. Anshul Reddy – Harker Middle School, CA 4. Aimee Wang – Harker Middle School, CA 5. Alex O’Donnell – Yorkville East Middle School, NY 6. Srikusumanjali Pinnamareddy – Riverwatch Middle School, GA 7. Caleb Samson – NSU University School, FL 8. Serena Mao – William Hopkins Junior High, CA 9. Vendanth Ramabhadran – Robert Lanier Middle School, TX 10. Silma Bathily – Success Academy Harlem West, NY 32

2017 Tournament Sponsor Chris Daniels EF Hutton

47 Years with the National Office Carol Zanto Wisconsin

Bruno E. Jacob/Pi Kappa Delta Trophy Presented annually to the high school that has accumulated the greatest number of main event rounds at the National Tournament

Gabrielino High School California

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Coached by Derek Yuill Albert S. Odom, Jr., Commendation


2017 Circle of Champion Coaches

Champion coaches received a commemorative plaque in the shape of the state of Alabama. (above, left to right)

Julie Schniers, Texas – Prose Reading

Juan De La Cruz, Florida – Poetry Reading

Scott Wheeler, California – Policy Debate

Jon Marc Baney, Missouri – International Extemp

Nathan Johnston, Florida – Poetry Reading

Raphael Scott Waldrop, Mississippi – Duo Interpretation

Benjamin D. Jewell, Missouri – Big Questions Debate

Weslica Johnson, South Carolina – Dramatic Interpretation

Eloise Weisinger Blair, Texas – Extemporaneous Debate

David Childree, Florida – Congressional Debate–Senate

Dario Camara, Florida – Congressional Debate–House

Eric DiMichele, New York – World Schools Debate

Brian M. Rohman, Illinois – Commentary

Nancy Unger Dean, Florida – Congressional Debate–House

Aaron Timmons, Texas – Policy Debate Top Speaker

Laurie Ann Adams, Illinois – Commentary

Iain Lampert, California – Impromptu and Expository

Courtney B. Chipman, Florida – Public Forum Debate

Mark Adams, Illinois – Commentary

Bill M. Thompson, Florida – Humorous Interpretation

David McGinnis, Ohio – Original Oratory

Jacob Simon, Louisiana – Program Oral Interpretation

Lauren McCool, Iowa – United States Extemp

Dan Hodges, Minnesota (inset) – Duo Interpretation

Milestone School Attendance Awards

60 Years at Nationals Washington HS South Dakota

60 Years at Nationals Natrona County HS Wyoming

50 Years at Nationals Chaminade HS New York

50 Years at Nationals Sheboygan South HS Wisconsin

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2017 HONORS & AWARDS

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James M. Copeland Coach of the Year

Middle School Coach of the Year

Susan L. Anderson Richardton-Taylor High School North Dakota

C. Ryan Joyce Phoenix Country Day School Arizona

High School Principal of the Year

Middle School Principal of the Year

Communicator of the Year

Austin Brown Madison Central High School Mississippi

Donald Clayton Mountain Brook Junior High School Alabama

Stephen Black Impact America Alabama

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Harold Keller Public Service Leadership Award Congresswoman Terri Sewell U.S. Representative Alabama


Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award J. W. Patterson Kentucky

Brother Gregory “René” Sterner Lifetime Service Award Kandi King Texas

Frank Sferra Director’s Commendation Dr. Darrell Harvey Eleanor Roosevelt High School Maryland

Pelham Commendation

Ninth Diamond Award

Eighth Diamond Award

Greg Malis Isidore Newman School Louisiana

Don Crabtree Park Hill High School Missouri

Lydia Esslinger Syosset High School New York

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2017 HONORS & AWARDS

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Seventh Diamond Award

Seventh Diamond Award

Seventh Diamond Award

Gay Brasher Leland High School, California

Mary Patricia Plumb Academy Of The Holy Names, Florida

Steven Wood Blue Valley North High School, Kansas

Seventh Diamond Award

Sixth Diamond Award

Sixth Diamond Award

Pam Cady Wycoff Apple Valley High School, Minnesota

Dr. Kenny Barfield Mars Hill Bible School, Alabama

Cynthia A. Burgett Washburn Rural High School, Kansas

Sixth Diamond Award

Sixth Diamond Award

Sixth Diamond Award

David McKenzie Plymouth High School, Indiana

Cheryl V. Ryne Friendswood High School, Texas

Jay Stubbs Bellaire High School, Texas

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HIGH SCHOOL

School Awards Schools of Outstanding Distinction Apple Valley HS, MN Archbishop Mitty HS, CA Bellarmine College Prep, CA Cypress Bay HS, FL Desert Vista HS, AZ

Eagan HS, MN Lakeville North HS, MN Nova HS, FL Plano West Sr. HS, TX Western HS, FL

Debate Schools of Excellence

Speech Schools of Excellence

Asheville HS, NC

Miramonte HS, CA

Ben Davis HS, IN

James Logan HS, CA

Brentwood School, CA

Munster HS, IN

Chanhassen HS, MN

Moorhead HS, MN

Canfield HS, OH

Oxbridge Academy Of The Palm Beaches, FL

Comeaux HS, LA

Munster HS, IN

Park Hill HS, MO

Democracy Prep Bronx Preparatory Charter School, NY

NSU University School, FL

Ridge HS, NJ

Downers Grove South HS, IL

Spring Woods HS, TX

Dreyfoos School Of The Arts, FL

Prospect HS, IL

University School, OH

East Ridge HS, MN

Upper St. Clair HS, PA

Gabrielino HS, CA

West Des Moines Valley HS, IA

Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy, TX

Cary Academy, NC Dougherty Valley HS, CA Durham Academy, NC Glenbrook North HS, IL Kapaun Mount Carmel HS, KS Lake Highland Preparatory, FL Miami Beach Sr. HS, FL

Phoenix Country Day School, AZ Riverside HS, SC Ronald Reagan HS, TX Roseville Area HS, MN Saint Mary’s Hall HS, TX

Millard North HS, NE

ILEAD North Hollywood, CA

Debate Schools of Honor

Speech Schools of Honor

Ardrey Kell HS, NC

Marriotts Ridge HS, MD

Ardmore HS, OK

Monte Vista HS - Danville, CA

Brookfield East HS, WI

Newton South HS, MA

Battle Ground Academy, TN

Newton South HS, MA

Crescenta Valley HS, CA

Pine View School, FL

Bishop McGuinness HS, OK

Noblesville HS, IN

Damien HS, CA

Regis HS, NY

Blue Springs South HS, MO

Puyallup HS, WA

Greenhill School, TX

Seven Lakes HS, TX

Brentwood Academy, TN

Schurr HS, CA

Hawken School, OH

Trinity Preparatory School, FL

Columbiana HS, OH

South Grand Prairie HS, TX

Jackson HS, OH

Union HS, OK

Des Moines Roosevelt HS, IA

Summit HS, NJ

Lansing Sr. HS, KS

Unionville HS, PA

Hattiesburg HS, MS

Topeka HS, KS

Liberty North HS, MO

Washburn Rural HS, KS

Jackson HS, OH

Tulsa Washington HS, OK

Liberty Sr. HS, MO

William P. Clements HS, TX

Kickapoo HS, MO

Southside HS, SC

MIDDLE SCHOOL

School Awards Overall Schools of Excellence in Speech and Debate NSU University School, FL Robert Lanier Middle School, TX Phoenix Country Day School, AZ

Schools of Excellence in Debate

Schools of Excellence in Speech

NSU University School, FL

Robert Lanier Middle School, TX

NSU University School, FL

Milton Academy Middle, MA

Autrey Mill Middle School, GA

Harker Middle School, CA

Saint Mary’s Hall, TX

Phoenix Country Day School, AZ

Phoenix Country Day School, AZ

Robert Lanier Middle School, TX

For additional tournament results, visit www.speechanddebate.org/nationals-history.


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2017 August Rostrum - Nationals Chronicle  

Volume 91 Issue 5

2017 August Rostrum - Nationals Chronicle  

Volume 91 Issue 5