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A PUBLICATION OF THE NATIONAL SPEECH & DEBATE ASSOCIATION

VOLUME 93 ISSUE 5 AUGUS T 2019

Exclusive Tournament Photos, Results, and More!

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WHAT IS BIG QUESTIONS? Big Questions is a debate format in which high school and middle school students will grapple with complex worldview questions. They debate both sides of a topic determined at the beginning of the school year. Schools are eligible to earn thousands of dollars by facilitating Big Questions debates. This past year, Big Questions debate events occurred in more than 40 states, with 20,000 students competing for $20,000 in scholarships awarded at the 2019 National Speech & Debate Tournament.

FORMAT AND STRUCTURE

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Big Questions is an accessible debate format that can be added to your tournament, held during your classroom period, or even done internally among your team. The Big Questions format involves two opposing sides debating a topic concerning the intersection of science, philosophy, and religion. Students can choose to compete individually or with a partner. Competitors are assigned a side, present the case, engage in rebuttal, and participate in question periods.

EARN MEMBERSHIP THROUGH BIG QUESTIONS Due to the demand for the Big Questions grant, only NSDA members will be eligible to receive funding. If you currently are a non-member school, you can use part of your Big Questions grant to cover the cost of membership!

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From the Editor

Board of Directors

The 2019 National Tournament took us to the heat and hospitality of Dallas, Texas, and it was an incredible week of competition, inspiration, and connection. In this special issue of Rostrum, we recap the highlights of the week and celebrate our award winners!

ELECTED MEMBERS

At the start of the National Awards Assembly, our National Student of the Year finalists told the audience, “It will take our collective voices to change the world,” and to me, that was the theme of the week. Each year, the tournament serves as a powerful reminder of how the skills students learn in speech and debate empower them to be changemakers, advocates, and future leaders of our world. We honor our incredible student award winners, beginning on page 14, for their efforts. Whether you joined us in person, tuned in to the livestream, or are just flipping through these pages, I hope you take a minute to celebrate the power of student voices. We owe much of the week’s success to the hard work and incredible hospitality of our local hosts, many of whom were hosting their record fourth National Tournament. I wish to congratulate the entire host committee on a job well done. Meet this incredible group on page 32. Finally, thank you to the coaches, parents, chaperones, and tournament officials who made this week possible and to the communities and families back home who provided advice and encouragement to our student competitors all year long. Without your support, none of this would be possible. The 2020 National Tournament takes us on a new adventure to Albuquerque, New Mexico. I hope to see you there!

J. Scott Wunn Executive Director National Speech & Debate Association

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SUNDAY District Leadership Luncheon and Awards Ceremony

Ralph E. Carey Award Cynthia Timmons Lone Star District

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At the 2019 District Leadership Luncheon

was named Best New Chair. Other

and Awards Ceremony, Cynthia Timmons

district chairs from across the country

from the Lone Star District of Texas

received Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards

received the Ralph E. Carey Award for

for their outstanding leadership. Leaders

Distinguished Career Service. Jason

also voted to select the best district

Habig from the North Coast District

ads printed in the National Tournament

of Ohio received the Chair of the Year

Book. The Arizona District ad, designed

award. Trey Smith from the New Mexico

by Richard Glover from McClintock High

District was recognized for Best Chair

School, and the Hole In The Wall District

Communications. Iain Lampert from the

ad, were chosen by their peers as this

West Los Angeles District of California

year’s winners.

Chair of the Year

Best Chair Communications

Best New Chair

Jason Habig North Coast District

Trey Smith New Mexico District

Iain Lampert West Los Angeles District

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Tournament Registration and Expo As coaches completed registration, students checked out the National Tournament Expo on Sunday where they had the opportunity to reaffirm the Code of Honor, sign a special banner, and receive a free Honor the Code button. Attendees shopped the NSDA Store and visited with colleges, universities, and other vendors. The NSDA also facilitated conversations about issues of inclusion in the speech and debate community at the African American/Black, Hispanic/ Latinx, LGBT+, Womxn, and Asian American 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 banquet Sunday evening at the Marie Gabrielle Restaurant in Dallas, Texas. The NSDA proudly inducted Georgia Brady of Missouri, Cynthia Burgett of Kansas, Dr. Mike Edmonds of Colorado, Steve Meadows of Kentucky, and Timothy Sheaff of Iowa. (above) Hall of Fame Members inducted between 1978-2011 (right) Hall of Fame Members inducted between 2012-2019

For more photos and bios of Hall of Fame members, visit www.speechanddebate.org / hall-of-fame.

2019 Hall of Fame Inductees (above, left to right) Dr. Mike Edmonds, Georgia Brady, Steve Meadows, Cynthia Burgett, and Timothy Sheaff

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MONDAY First Day of Competition More than 4,500 high school students kicked off preliminary rounds of competition in 15 events: Policy Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Big Questions Debate, World Schools 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 NSDA Student Party After a full day of competition, attendees gathered at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel for the NSDA Student Party, presented by the Institute for Speech and Debate. The evening was filled with fun, music, and entertainment— and of course, tournament results!

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WEDNESDAY High School Main Event Semifinals and Supplemental Events • Middle School Competition Middle school teams registered Tuesday evening for the Middle School National Tournament, presented by Summit Debate, and arrived Wednesday morning eager to start their first round. Meanwhile, main debate competition continued as many high school students moved on to their supplemental events: Commentary, Expository, Extemporaneous Debate, Poetry Reading, or Prose Reading. After main speech event semifinals during the day, competitors waited with anticipation to learn who would advance to the final rounds. After the postings went up, teams cheered and posed for photos as they geared up for the ultimate challenge: owning the room to be named national champion at the largest academic competition in the world!

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THURSDAY Final Rounds and Diamond Assembly

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Main debate, supplemental and consolation events,

Sportscaster Dale Hansen was awarded the 2019

and middle school competition continued throughout

Communicator of the Year Award for his considerate

the day on Thursday while the National Congress held

and thoughtful commentary on issues outside of sports.

the final Senate session. Following the Speech Finalists’

The recipient of the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award

Light and Sound Check in the morning, thousands of

was Dr. Thomas Freeman, a debate coach who has been

spectators packed into the Lone Star Ballroom at the

teaching since 1947. Dr. Freeman’s students included

Sheraton to watch the final rounds of World Schools

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the late Honorable

Debate and interpretation events Thursday afternoon

Barbara Jordan, the first southern Black woman elected

and evening. Competition paused for the Donus D.

to the U.S. House of Representatives. Finally, 1998 Duo

Roberts Diamond Assembly, presented by Colorado

champion and Supernatural TV star Jared Padalecki was

College, as the NSDA celebrated coaches and educators

announced as the spokesperson for National Speech and

for their dedication to speech and debate activities.

Debate Education Day in 2020!

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Jared Padalecki 2020 NSDE Day Spokesperson

Dr. Thomas Freeman, 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award

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FRIDAY Final Rounds and National Awards Assembly

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Orators, extempers, informative speakers,

Final rounds of supplemental, consolation,

and debaters took the main stage on Friday

and middle school events also occurred

to wrap up the last day of competition in

throughout the day as students competed

Dallas. Meanwhile, the National Congress

for awards and scholarships. The Association

held the House final session, followed

thanked its generous tournament sponsors

by the Congressional Reception, where

during a special luncheon. The National

student Senators and Representatives were

Awards Assembly marked the end of a terrific

recognized for their hard work throughout

week of tough competition and incredible

the week.

devotion to speech and debate activities!

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2019 HONORS & AWARDS

2019 Four-Time Qualifiers (listed in alphabetical order by last name)

Thomas Allen John Brady Amacker Luke Babbitt Ishan Bhatt Taliah Blom Carlos Carroll Alexandra Castro Preeti Chemiti Ashley Clarke Caden Cox Jeremiah Daniels Dyuti Dawn Allison DeCracker Tiffany Delgado Antonio Dowdy John Duncan Ezekiel Ellis Anahita Farishta Francisco E. Fernandez Bergen Foshay Steven Franklin Ethan Gambriel Juliet Geffre Gavin Gwaltney Callan Hazeldine Daliss Hicks Shreyas Iyer Zachary Jacobson Madeline Kahl Lena Lofgren Drew Lorenc Annie Lu

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Pine View School, FL Petal High School, MS Helix Charter High School, CA St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, MS Natrona County High School, WY W. B. Ray High School, TX Reagan High School, TX West Fargo Sheyenne High School, ND Bellaire High Shool, TX Leon High School, TX Muscatine High School, IA Fargo Davies High School, ND Snohomish High School, WA East Mountain High School, NM Los Alamos High School, NM Harlingen High School South, TX Muscatine High School, IA W. B. Ray High School, TX Henry W. Grady High School, GA James Enochs High School, CA Madison County High School, VA Willard High School, MO Fargo Shanley High School, ND Charlotte Latin School, NC Ardrey Kell High School, NC Miramar High School, FL Munster High School, IN Wellington High School, FL Theodore Roosevelt High School, IA Strath Haven High School, PA Glacier High School, MT Plano Sr. High School, TX

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Christopher Maximos Delbarton School, NJ Trent McKenzie Plymouth High School, IN Samuel Menefee Los Alamos High School, NM Sanjeev Musuvathy Jenks High School, OK Faith Nishimura Claremont High School, CA Vera Petrovic Lawrence High School, KS Avideep Pradhan Ardrey Kell High School, NC Logan Quick Bettendorf High School, IA Joey Ribera Tahoma Senior High School, WA Abby Roberts Rocky Mountain High School, CO Tyler Rossow Union High School, OK Madi Schuld Brainerd High School, MN Jared Shapiro Hawken School, OH Simrun Sharma Niceville High School, FL Arjun Shreekumar Brookfield East High School, WI Matthew Sohn Iolani School, HI Drake Alexander Spina Tuscarwaras Valley High School, OH John Henry Stearns Tuloso Midway High School, TX Kaitlyn Margaret Steele Valparaiso High School, IN Noah James Stoebner Sioux Falls Lincoln High School, SD Alex Stoneman Ursuline High School, OH Rebekah Sweyko Fort Scott High School, KS Hannah Tavani Towanda Jr.-Sr. High School, PA Conal Thomas-McGinnis West Des Moines Valley High School, IA Catherine Updegraff The Montgomery Academy, AL Yasmin Wadhwani Bear Creek High School, WA Jordan Waters Bullard High School, CA Jacqueline Wei Plano West Sr. High School, TX Jenni Whitbeck Damonte Ranch High School, NV Lindsey Williams Sprague High School, OR Jack Xiao Claremont High School, CA Byron Xu Tompkins High School, TX


William Woods Tate, Jr. National Student of the Year Six finalists participated in an interview process with the national panel of judges who selected the 2019 William Woods Tate, Jr., National Student of the Year, one of the most prestigious individual student honors awarded by the National Speech & Debate Association. Joanna Bai representing the Nebraska District was awarded a $2,500 scholarship from Richard Bitner in honor of Sharon Porter and $1,000 from the NSDA and will represent the Association in various public capacities throughout the 2019-2020 academic year. The other student finalists, in alphabetical order, include Michael Bole representing the Florida Oceanfront District, Mariah Cady representing the Georgia Southern Peach District, Rene Otero representing the Heart of Texas District, Saskia Reford representing the Central Texas District, and Esmeralda Reyes representing the New York City District.

Joanna Bai Millard West High School, Nebraska

(left to right) Saskia Reford, Rene Otero, Joanna Bai, Michael Bole, Mariah Cady, and Esmeralda Reyes

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2019 HONORS & AWARDS

Richard B. Sodikow Policy Debate presented by Trinity University

Co-Champions – Raina Peter and Grace Kessler Washburn Rural High School, Kansas Coached by Timothy Ellis and Cynthia Burgett

Policy Debate Top Speakers

Lincoln-Douglas Debate presented by Illinois College

Phyllis Flory Barton Trophy Winner 1st Place – Rohan Shah Edgemont High School, New York Coached by Brian Manuel and Natalie Polanco 2nd Place – Rylee Buchet Jenks High School, Oklahoma Coached by Shawn Rafferty

Champion – Grace Johannes Liberty Sr High School, Missouri Coached by Tim Baldwin

3rd Place – Sanjeev Musuvathy Jenks High School, Oklahoma Coached by Shawn Rafferty

Co-Champions – Jake Berry and Jimin Park Washburn Rural High School, Kansas Coached by Timothy Ellis and Cynthia Burgett 3rd Place – Sanjeev Musuvathy and Rylee Buchet Jenks High School, Oklahoma Coached by Shawn Rafferty 4th Place – Ramya Chilappa and Mickey McMahon Blue Valley North High School, Kansas Coached by Brian Box, Minha Jutt, Alaina Walberg, Eleanor Mendelson, and Luke Hartman 5th Place – Kristen Lu and Julian Anderson Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, California Coached by Scott Wheeler 6th Place – Tyler Vergho and Abhishek Rengarajan Bellarmine College Preparatory, California Coached by Aaron Langerman 16

4th Place – Julian Anderson Palos Verdes Peninsula

2nd Place – Nehal Chigurupati University School, Ohio Coached by James Lewis, Peter Paik, and Matt Slencsak

High School, California Coached by Scott Wheeler 5th Place – Tyler Vergho Bellarmine College Preparatory, California

3rd Place – Ethan Mirman Minnetonka High School, Minnesota Coached by Raymond Zhang

Coached by Aaron Langerman

4th Place – Emma Blum

6th Place – Jake Berry

Brentwood School, California

Washburn Rural High School, Kansas

Coached by Victor Jih

Coached by Timothy Ellis and Cynthia Burgett

Harland B. Mitchell Trophy The national champion Policy Debate team receives the Harland B. Mitchell Trophy, named after the Association’s legendary debate coach.

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5th Place – Aatmik Mallya Hamilton High School, Arizona Coached by Gina Meade 6th Place – Ishan Bhatt St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Mississippi Coached by Jharick Shields, Darin Maier, and Ruthie Taylor


Congressional Debate – House

Congressional Debate – Senate

presented by the Stennis Center

presented by the Stennis Center

for Public Service

for Public Service

Champions – Sandeep Shankar and Daniel Cigale Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Massachusetts Coached by Tim Nikula

Champion – Hunter Brown Spring Woods High School, Texas Coached by Victoria Beard

Champion – Rohit Jhawar John F. Kennedy High School, California Coached by Quest Sandel

2nd Place – Bradley Tidwell and Evan Pan All Saints Episcopal School, Texas Coached by Kristi Braley

2nd Place – Ranen Miao

2nd Place – Faizan Asif

Millburn High School, New Jersey

Seven Lakes High School, Texas

Public Forum Debate presented by the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation

3rd Place – Jackson Loze and Alec Boulton Valley International Prep, California Coached by Iain Lampert and John Nahas 4th Place – John Manahan and Yash Patel Delbarton School, New Jersey Coached by Martin Page, Jeremy Andreades, Tommy Szymanski, Fr. Michael Tidd, and Rachel Baron 5th Place – Andrew Huang and Albi Manfredi Lake Mary Prep, Florida Coached by Robert Dolan 6th Place – Shaan Parikh and Haranath Medapuram Jackson High School, Ohio Coached by Brandon Mader

Coached by Jordy Barry 3rd Place – Thomas Chung Scottsdale Preparatory Academy, Arizona

Coached by Terrick Brown and Lillian Adeyemi 3rd Place – Brendan McFeely

Coached by Travis Clement,

Miramonte High School, California

Jennifer St. Clair, Thomas Underdal,

Coached by Kristen Plant

and Anna Chasse Clement

4th Place – Luke Tillitski

4th Place – David Allen

Charlotte Latin School, North Carolina

Western High School, Florida

Coached by Jonathan Peele

Coached by Nancy Dean, Dario Camara 5th Place – Sahas Chintakayala King High School, Florida

5th Place – Sydney Glickson Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Illinois

Coached by Danielle Lucas

Coached by Bill Fritz

6th Place – Alison Cohen

6th Place – Genevieve Cox

Chandler Preparatory Academy, Arizona

W. B. Ray High School, Texas

Coached by Joel Sannes, Mica

Coached by Walker Perkins

Tacderan, Karen Cipolla

and David Gardiner

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2019 CIRCLE OF CHAMPIONS

2019 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 2019 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 112 district tournaments or through one of our eight international qualifying programs. The student competitors represent the best and brightest young people across the United States and the globe. 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 4,500 high school students compete in a week-long competition to determine the most prestigious title in high school academics: national champion.

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2019 HONORS & AWARDS 2019 Big Questions Debate

Carmendale Fernandes United States Extemp

A. C. Eley International Extemp

presented by the John Templeton Foundation

presented by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation

presented by the Council on Foreign Relations

Champion – John Henry Stearns Tuloso Midway High School, Texas Coached by Tasha Kneis and Linda Esquivel

Champion – Jacqueline Wei Plano West Sr. High School, Texas Coached by Robey Holland and Kattie Leito

Champion – Rene Otero Hendrickson High School, Texas Coached by Kirsten Nash and Aly Mithani

2nd Place – Daniel Liang

2nd Place – Anurima Mummaneni

2nd Place –

Plano West Sr. High School, Texas

Westwood High School, Texas

Pranav Pattatathunaduvil

Coached by Robey Holland

Coached by Ruishi Wang

Jasper High School, Texas

and Kattie Leito

Coached by Tom McCaffrey 3rd Place – Christopher Maximos

3rd Place – Cameron Greene Regis High School, New York Coached by Eric DiMichele 4th Place (tie)– Chloe Kinerson Reno High School, Nevada Coached by Christy Briggs

Delbarton School, New Jersey Coached by Martin Page, LaJuan Foust, and Mary Gormley 4th Place – Miles Morton Valley International Prep, California Coached by Iain Lampert

4th Place (tie) – David Dotson Vermilion High School, Ohio Coached by Devon Snook

5th Place – Mackenzie Matheson Lake Travis High School, Texas

3rd Place – Rachel Harris Westridge School, California Coached by Nicole Dalton 4th Place – Nikolas Kirk Brophy College Prep, Arizona Coached by Elizabeth Clarke 5th Place – Angela Wang Jasper High School, Texas Coached by Tom McCaffrey

Coached by Mackenzie Marquess 6th Place – Roshni Varma

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6th Place – Arjun Shanmugam

Archbishop Mitty High

Jackson High School, Ohio

School, California

Coached by Ben McGugin

Coached by Mark Woodhead

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Joe and Pam Wycoff Original Oratory presented by the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation Auxiliary

Informative Speaking

Program Oral Interpretation

Champion – Haris Hosseini The Harker School, California Coached by Scott Odekirk

Champion – Jordyn Allen American Heritage Plantation High School, Florida Coached by Ryan Hubbard, Joele Denis, and Spencer Orlowski

Champion – Ella Schnake Raymore-Peculiar High School, Missouri Coached by Todd Schnake

2nd Place – Avi Gulati

2nd Place – Nadia Franzen

2nd Place – Uzo Ngwu

The Harker School, California

Woodbury High School, Minnesota

Apple Valley High School, Minnesota

Coached by Suzanne

Coached by Jamaka Young

Coached by Scott Odekirk

and Dillon White

3rd Place – Halima Badri

3rd Place – Ceceilia Voss

Apple Valley High School, Minnesota

Apple Valley High School, Minnesota

Coached by Scott Voss

Coached by Tzitel Voss

3rd Place – Liza Rotty Apple Valley High School, Minnesota Coached by Cade Shelton 4th Place – Daliss Hicks

4th Place –Leticia Nketiah

4th Place – Felicia Tang Gabrielino High School, California

Miramar High School, Florida

Jefferson City High School, Missouri

Coached by Derek Yuill

Coached by Renea L. Moss

Coached by Jordan Hart

and Jill Hanhong

5th Place – Shruthi Kumar

5th Place – Emily Guidry 5th Place – Jenesis Williams Cypress Bay High School, Florida

Marian, Nebraska

Coached by Rachel West, Alyssa

Coached by Abbie Perry

Fiebrantz, and Nick Montecalvo

6th Place – Joy Okpoko Westmoore High School, Oklahoma Coached by Billy Elles

6th Place – Andrea Schiefelbein

Comeaux High School, Louisiana Coached by Jacob Simon 6th Place – Ayush Agarwal Mission San Jose High School,

Lakeville North High School,

California

Minnesota

Coached by Brandon Stewart,

Coached by Jennifer Baese

Steven Leal, and Ben Onanaowo

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2019 HONORS & AWARDS Lanny D. and B. J. Naegelin Dramatic Interpretation

Sandra Silvers Duo Interpretation

presented by Simpson College

presented by Colorado College

Champion – Jacob Foster Comeaux High School, Louisiana Coached by Jacob Simon

Champions – Kyle Ahern and Kevin Ahern Dreyfoos School Of The Arts, Florida Coached by Angela Anyzeski and Martha Warwick

2nd Place – John Duncan

2nd Place – Gabrielyn Kieh

2nd Place – Tyler Simpson

Harlingen High School South, Texas

James Logan High School, California

and Ethan Gambriel

Coached by Maegan Conley

Coached by Justin Kurup, Jesse

Willard High School, Missouri

and Steven Kalich

Garrett, and Dr. Tommie Lindsey, Jr.

3rd Place – Erica Martinez

3rd Place – Semaj Lee

Reagan High School, Texas

Apple Valley High School, Minnesota

Humorous Interpretation presented by Western Kentucky University

Champion – Conor Sherry Archbishop Mitty High School, California Coached by Karen Cruz and BJ Cruz

Coached by Brian Eanes 4th Place – Jaylon Muchison Belleville West High School, Illinois Coached by Adam Jenkins, Russ Reidelberger, Leigh Reidelberger, and Julie Schloesser 5th Place – Taylor Headrick

Coached by Daniel Hodges 4th Place – Avery Williams George Washington High School, Colorado Coached by Maryrose Kohan, Devin Sarno

3rd Place – Naman Dandia and Daniel Edmunds Archbishop Mitty High School, California Coached by Karen Cruz and BJ Cruz 4th Place – Jordan Adams and Joseph Mayer Eastview High School, Minnesota Coached by Brady Beckman 5th Place – Britt’ne Caldwell

Highland High School, Ohio

5th Place – Cecilia Alali

and Shayla Smith

Coached by Suzette Burtoft

Westmoore High School, Oklahoma

Blue Springs High School, Missouri

Coached by Billy J. Elles 6th Place – Akram Nour

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Coached by Kathy Tobin

Coached by Jacquelyn Young 6th Place – Jake Lieder

James Logan High School, California

6th Place – Mike Pavone

and Campbell Bernstein

Coached by Justin Kurup, Jesse

McQuaid Jesuit, New York

Eastview High School, Minnesota

Garrett, and Dr. Tommie Lindsey, Jr.

Coached by Kathy Ruppert

Coached by Brady Beckman

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World Schools Debate Invitational

Extemporaneous Debate

presented by the International Public Policy Forum

presented by Colorado College

Champions – North Coast Yellow in Ohio Kayla Arenschield, Solon High School Cassandra Berlin, Hawken School Kennedy Hughes, Vermilion High School David Lyons, Hawken School Liberty Oliver, Vermilion High School Coached by Devon Snook

Champion – Zoey Chacon BASIS San Antonio Shavano, Texas Coached by Alexander Decker

2nd Place – China Gold

2nd Place – Oliver Grace

Andrew Li, Shanghai American School

Greenwood Laboratory School, Missouri

Claire Li, Shanghai American School

Coached by Heather Walters

Abbey Xu, Shanghai American School

and Kristen Stout

Wiley Luan, Shanghai American School 3rd Place – Lillian Rhodes Semifinal – Florida Oceanfront Blue

Raytown High School, Missouri

Michael Bole, Dreyfoos School of the Arts

Coached by Zachary McGee and Sydney Crank

Nirmit Chandan, Dreyfoos School of the Arts Miles Wang, Dreyfoos School of the Arts

4th Place – Phillip Latamondeer

Natalie Navarrete, Boca Raton Community High School

Republic High School, Missouri

Coached by Paul Gaba, Angela Anyzeski, Martha Warwick, and Kimberly Kouri Semifinal – Team China Red

Coached by Karissa Talty 5th Place – Joshua Lee Acton-Boxborough Regional

Jacquelynn Lin, Shanghai American School

High School, Massachusetts

Johnny Chen, Shanghai American School

Coached by Sue Hennessey

Ted Chang, Shanghai American School

6th Place – Sadik Mohamed

Shurui Lai, Shanghai American School

Liberty North High School, Missouri

Coached by David Peterson

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2019 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 – Josh Moton Comeaux High School, Louisiana Coached by Jacob Simon

Champion – Rashon Leday Comeaux High School, Louisiana Coached by Jacob Simon

2nd Place – Tasheonia Dozier

2nd Place – Armanti Reed Southland College Prep Charter High School, Illinois Coached by Cheryl Frazier

Southmoore High School, Oklahoma Coached by Lyndsay Tabor 3rd Place – Stefani Giles LaRue County High School, Kentucky Coached by Katy Cecil 4th Place – Alain Kouchica Phoenix Country Day School, Arizona Coached by Nick Klemp, Tyler Rife, and Michael Tristano 5th Place – Eric Patterson Topeka Seaman, Kansas Coached by Zachary Dinges 6th Place – Dago Lopez Pharr San Juan Alamo North High School, Texas Coached by Thomas Green 24

3rd Place – Max Braunstein Sioux City East High School, Iowa Coached by Marissa Kuiken and Nathan Irwin 4th Place – Jack Neel Bethlehem High School, Kentucky Coached by Jenny Mudd Neel 5th Place – Damien McCree Elizabeth High School, New Jersey Coached by Renee Drummond and Brian Rodriguez 6th Place (tie) – Kira Matheson Downers Grove South High School, Illinois Coached by Jan Heiteen, Justin Matkovich, and Elighie Wilson 6th Place (tie) – Keishon Groves J Frank Dobie High School, Texas Coached by Andrew Barrett

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Champion – Akshatha Narasimhan Coral Academy Of Science Las Vegas, Nevada Coached by Amanda Sloan 2nd Place – Sienna Horvath Valley International Prep, California Coached by Iain Lampert 3rd Place – Becca Segal Cary Academy, North Carolina Coached by RJ Pellicciotta and Shawn Nix 4th Place – Luke Edwards Bloomington High School, Illinois Coached by Brandon Thornton 5th Place – Zach Linhart Brophy College Prep, Arizona Coached by Elizabeth Clarke 6th Place – Sophie Wu Woodbury High School, Minnesota Coached by Suzanne and Dillon White


Expository

Impromptu

Storytelling

presented by Western Kentucky University

presented by Bob and Salli Stockton

presented by Bob and Salli Stockton

Champion – Mckenna Daly George Washington High School, Colorado Coached by Maryrose Kohan and Devin Sarno

Champion – Jocelyn Marks Theodore Roosevelt High School, Iowa Coached by Max Hardt

Champion – Ingamnwie Acha Liberty North High School, Missouri Coached by Kim Lenger

2nd Place – Tanner Hemmingsen George Washington High School, Colorado Coached by Maryrose Kohan and Devin Sarno

2nd Place – Alice Wu

2nd Place – Dev Wernik

Blue Valley North, Kansas

Valley International Prep, California

Coached by Brian Box, Jeri

Coached by Iain Lampert

Willard, and Max Brown 3rd Place – Sarah George Marquette High School, Missouri Coached by Cate Sanazaro 4th Place – Hamsa Shanmugam Ursuline Academy, Massachusetts Coached by Maddie Mullen and Pam Schnatterly 5th Place – Marion Johnson North Kansas City High School, Missouri Coached by Amanda Dolinger

3rd Place – Juliette Reyes American Heritage Plantation High School, Florida Coached by Ryan Hubbard, Joele Denis, and Spencer Orlowski 4th Place – Jackson Paluck Valley International Prep, California Coached by Iain Lampert 5th Place – Nick King University High School, Illinois Coached by Mark Adams, Laurie Adams, Brian Rohman, Shannon Maney, and Rebekah Hoffman

and Shawn Daugherty 6th Place – Caden Denning 6th Place – Arnav Divekar

Coral Academy Of Science

Mason High School, Ohio

Las Vegas, Nevada

Coached by Tim Young

Coached by Amanda Sloan

3rd Place – Adelina Marinello American Heritage Plantation High School, Florida Coached by Ryan Hubbard, Joele Denis, and Spencer Orlowski 4th Place – Maddy Morgan Washington High School, South Dakota Coached by Michelle McIntyre 5th Place – Katie Dinsmore O’Gorman High School, South Dakota Coached by Teresa Fester 6th Place (tie) – Chloe Sawall Appleton East High School, Wisconsin Coached by Debra Weiher-Traas 6th Place (tie) – Benjamin Haug Brentwood High School, Missouri Coached by Robyn Haug

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2019 HONORS & AWARDS presented by the Stennis Center for Public Service

Congressional Debate – House

Top Presiding Officer (House) Rep. Thomas Chung

Scottsdale Preparatory Academy, AZ Coached by Travis Clement, Jennifer St. Clair, Thomas Underdal, and Anna Chasse Clement

Congressional Debate – Senate

Leadership Bowl (House)

Top Presiding Officer (Senate)

Rep. Ranen Miao

Sen. Ryan Psik

Millburn High School, NJ Coached by Jordy Barry

2019 President’s Bowls

Trinity Preparatory School, FL Coached by Nathan Johnston and Scott Wasserman

Leadership Bowl (Senate) Sen. Luke Tillitski

Charlotte Latin School, NC Coached by Jonathan Peele

presented by Mr. and Mrs. Donus and Lovila Roberts

The President’s Bowls recognize the students who, according to the judges, won the final round of competition.

President’s Bowl Informative Speaking Jordyn Allen

American Heritage Plantation High School, FL Coached by Ryan Hubbard, Joele Denis, and Spencer Orlowski

President’s Bowl United States Extemp Jacqueline Wei

Plano West Sr. High School, TX Coached by Robey Holland and Kattie Leito

President’s Bowl International Extemp Rene Otero

Hendrickson High School, TX Coached by Kirsten Nash and Aly Mithani

President’s Bowl Original Oratory Haris Hosseini

The Harker School, California Coached by Scott Odekirk

2019 Interp Bowls

The Interp Bowls recognize the students who, according to the judges, won the final round of competition.

Interp Bowl Program Oral Interp Uzo Ngwu

Apple Valley High School, MN Coached by Jamaka Young

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Interp Bowl Humorous Interp John Duncan

Harlingen High School South, TX Coached by Maegan Conley and Steven Kalich

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Interp Bowl Dramatic Interp Semaj Lee

Apple Valley High School, MN Coached by Daniel Hodges

Interp Bowl Duo Interp Kyle Ahern & Kevin Ahern

Dreyfoos School Of The Arts, FL Coached by Angela Anyzeski and Martha Warwick


Unger Cup

Karl Mundt Trophy

presented by the James J. Unger Memorial

presented annually to the school that has accumulated the most Congressional Debate participation points

Washburn Rural High School, Kansas Coached by Cynthia Burgett

Bellaire High School, Texas Coached by Jay Stubbs Congressional Debate Students: Ashley Clarke, Saumya Jhaveri, Ioana Nechiti, and Milan Narayan

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

74th Annual National Congress presented by the Stennis Center for Public Service

Senate Final Chamber

 

House Final Chamber

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2019 HONORS & AWARDS

MIDDLE SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Congressional Debate

Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Public Forum Debate

MIDDLE SCHOOL

presented by Summit Debate

presented by Summit Debate

presented by Summit Debate

presented by Summit Debate

Policy Debate

Co-Champions – Eleanor Barrett and Sahana Sudarsan Kealing Middle School Texas

Champion – Adrian Baek Valley Preparatory School California

Champion – Benjamin Who River Oaks Baptist School Texas

Champions – Prajwal Saokar and Brian Yoo Riverwatch Middle School Georgia

2nd – Alexander Ilacqua

2nd – Daniel Hung T.H. Rogers Texas

2nd – Ishan Dubey and Austin Fiorito Robert Lanier Middle School Texas

Semi – Pranav Teegavarapu The Bear Creek School Washington

Semi – Vinayak Menon and Bobby Missell Riverwatch Middle School Georgia

Semi – Jeffrey Qi T.H. Rogers Texas

Semi – Eric Liu and Sanjh Mahatme River Trail Middle School Georgia

Quarter – Talia Ehrenberg Alice Deal Dist. of Columbia

Quarter – Ojas Gupta and Selena Yuan Joaquin Miller Middle School California

Quarter – Leah Braden Alice Deal Dist. of Columbia

Quarter – Bart Musser and Anbu Subramanian Dawson Middle School Texas

Quarter – Cindy Cui Robert Lanier Middle School Texas

Quarter –Varnica Basavaraj and Hanming Sun Riverwatch Middle School Georgia

Quarter –Samhith Dharani Carroll Middle School Texas

Quarter – Rohan Kompella and Raed Mirza Nysmith School Virginia

Semi – Kevin Ascencion and Kelvin Imbert MS 50 New York Semi – Devin Lai and Kevin Lai Rancho San Joaquin Middle California Quarter – Shreeya Madhavanur and Madison Rojas Greenhill Middle School Texas Quarter – Deeya Viradia and Mir Bahri The Harker Middle School California Quarter – Max Gatton and Aneesh Gogineni Oak Hall Middle Florida Quarter – Lawson Carpenter and Allegra Stone-Gebhardt Union Middle Schools Oklahoma

Top Speaker – Benjamin Who River Oaks Baptist School Texas

Top Speaker – Ishan Dubey Robert Lanier Middle School Texas

Top Speaker – Eleanor Barrett Kealing Middle School Texas

The Village Middle School Texas 3rd – Esben Sorensen Phoenix Country Day School Arizona 4th – Harry Steiner Phoenix Country Day School Arizona 5th – Abhinav Chellury Robinson Middle School Texas 6th – Maxton Torres Belen Jesuit Preparatory School Florida 28

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Co-Champions – Aliza Chauthani and Alex Huang Kealing Middle School Texas


MIDDLE SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Declamation

Extemporaneous Speaking

Impromptu Speaking

Original Oratory

presented by Summit Debate

presented by Summit Debate

presented by Summit Debate

presented by Summit Debate

Champion – Niamh Campbell Phoenix Country Day School Arizona

Champion – Mckinley Paltzik Phoenix Country Day School Arizona

Champion – Clara Son The Broadoaks School Of Whittier College California

Champion – Katie Eckermen Phoenix Country Day School Arizona

2nd – Solemei Scamaroni

2nd – Harrison Whitfill

2nd – Niamh Campbell

2nd – Mckinley Paltzik

Phoenix Country

Phoenix Country

Phoenix Country

Day School

Day School

Day School

Arizona

Arizona

Arizona

3rd – Adeline Mai

3rd – Kyle Letterer

3rd – Mahsa Forghani

3rd – Madeline Tsao

The Village Middle School

Schimelpfenig

MIDDLE SCHOOL

The Village Middle School Texas

Texas 4th – Alondra Rios Spurgeon Intermediate California 5th – Myles Bell Alice Deal Dist. of Columbia 6th – Jaden Wee

Middle School Texas 4th – Madeline Tsao Schimelpfenig Middle School Texas 5th – Caleb Chung Challenger Middle School Colorado

Robert Lanier Middle School Texas 4th – Brian Hegarty Milton Academy Middle Massachusetts 5th – Lucas Salaberry Robert Lanier Middle School

Schimelpfenig Middle School Texas 4th – Grace Tinajero Advanced Learning Academy California 5th – Nika Farokhzad Milton Academy Middle Massachusetts

Texas 6th – Lucas Salaberry

6th – Devan Amin

Robert Lanier

6th – Jessica Yang

Valley Preparatory School

Middle School

El Rancho Charter

Day School

California

Texas

California

Arizona

Phoenix Country

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2019 HONORS & AWARDS

MIDDLE SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Dramatic Interpretation

Humorous Interpretation

Duo Interpretation

MIDDLE SCHOOL

presented by Summit Debate

presented by Summit Debate

presented by Summit Debate

presented by Summit Debate

Champion – Will Bourell Milton Academy Middle Massachusetts

Champions – Miles Sabeeh and Devan Amin Phoenix Country Day School Arizona

Champion – Ayur Vallecha Pike School Massachusetts

2nd – Mitsuki Jiang and Cristina McInnis Robert Lanier Middle School Texas

2nd – Miles Sabeeh

Champion – Natalie Porter Woodland Middle School Tennessee 2nd – Lydia Voss

2nd – Miles Sabeeh

Valley Middle School

Phoenix Country

Minnesota 3rd – Windsor Bissel

Day School Arizona

Marvin Baker Middle School

3rd – Amanda Liu

Texas

Kraemer Middle School

4th – Aaron Wang Phoenix Country Day School Arizona

California 4th – Bailen Ganeshappa Saint Mary’s Hall Middle School

5th – Sebastion Brigham

Texas

Phoenix Country Day School Arizona 6th – Siddharth Vadnerkar Phoenix Country

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5th – Aditi Iyer The Village Middle School Texas 6th – Kathryn Porter

Day School

Woodland Middle School

Arizona

Tennessee

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3rd – Aaryan Wadwekar and Siddharth Vadnerkar Phoenix Country Day School Arizona 4th – Jack Rykert and Bailen Ganeshappa St. Mary’s Hall Middle School Texas 5th – Abigail Garza and Adriana Rodriguez Vela Middle School Texas 6th – Sebastion Brigham and Nora Palermo Phoenix Country Day School Arizona

Storytelling

Phoenix Country Day School Arizona 3rd – Fallon O’Donnell Woodland Middle School Tennessee 4th – Kathryn Porter Woodland Middle School Tennessee 5th – Soraya Darvish Milton Academy Middle Massachusetts 6th – Nora Palermo Phoenix Country Day School Arizona


MIDDLE SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Poetry Interpretation

Prose Interpretation

Informative Speaking

Extemporaneous Debate

presented by Summit Debate

presented by Summit Debate

presented by Summit Debate

presented by Summit Debate

Champion – Katie Eckermen Phoenix Country Day School Arizona

Champion – Wayne Southwell Valley Middle School Minnesota

Champion – Sebastian Torres Advanced Learning Academy California

Champion – Sophie Reeves Alice Deal Middle School Washington, D.C.

2nd – Bailen Ganeshappa

2nd – Brianna Graham

2nd – Sabrina Tran

2nd – Meryl Tu

Saint Mary’s Hall

Phoenix Country

MacArthur Fundamental

St. Catherine School

Middle School

Day School

California

British Columbia

Texas

Arizona 3rd – Olivia Nelson

Semi – Katherine Lee

3rd – Miles Sabeeh

3rd – Jack Rykert

Raymond Central

Schimelpfenig

Junior High

Middle School

Nebraska

Texas

Phoenix Country Day School Arizona 4th – Amelie Heying Ladera Vista Junior High

Saint Mary’s Hall Middle School Texas 4th – Bingham Harper Denmark Middle School Wisconsin

California

4th – Larz Montanza Advanced Learning Academy California

5th – Adriana Rodriguez 5th – Fernando Paiz Milton Academy Middle

Vela Middle School Texas

Massachusetts

5th – Rosalie Tvrdy Raymond Central Jr. High

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Nicolas Junior High

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Nebraska

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2019 HONORS & AWARDS

2019 Local Host Steering Committee MIDDLE SCHOOL

World Schools Debate presented by Summit Debate

(left to right) Host steering committee members: Chair Cindi Timmons, Jane Boyd, Gerri Colvin, Kristi Hodgkiss, Cheryl Potts, Robert Shepard, Rhonda Smith, and David Huston (not pictured: Leeann Solice)

Champions – Eric Li Aurora Zhang Jonathan Chu Alice Xu Canada 2nd – Ariel Qi Adam Zheng

Ted W. Belch Award

Albert S. Odom Commendation

China

Cynthia Burgett Washburn Rural High School, Kansas

Luke Ostrander Apple Valley High School, Minnesota

Semi –

Presented to the advisor of the Champion Policy Debate Team

Presented to the current advisor on record of the school receiving the Bruno E. Jacob / Pi Kappa Delta Trophy

Andrew Zheng Leyee Dai

Nikitha Thoduguli Natalie Stachowiak Valerie Xu Greenhill Middle School Texas

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

Semi – Sharon Lo Alex Zhou Natalie Roots-Nowakowski Shelby Wilcox Pippa Westland The Potomac School Virginia

Top Speaker – Ariel Qi China Apple Valley High School Minnesota 32

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Pam Cady Wycoff Bruno E. Jacob Commendation


2019 USA Debate Team

(left to right) Team Manager and Co-Head Coach Cindi Timmons, Emily Grantham from Kingwood High School in Texas, Jack Johnson from The Blake School in Minnesota, Maddie Butler from Fishers High School in Indiana, Liana Schmitter-Emerson from Campbell Hall in California, Elyse Dewbre from Northland Christian School in Texas, Ranen Miao from Millburn High School in New Jersey, Anh Cao from Bentonville High School in Arkansas, Ishan Bhatt from St. Andrew’s Episcopal in Mississippi, Leila Saklou from Kingwood High School in Texas, Michael Bole from A. W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in Florida, Luke Tillitski from Charlotte Latin School in North Carolina, and Co-Head Coach Aaron Timmons. (not pictured: Brian Zhou from Greenhill School in Texas, Assistant Coach Dr. Sandra J. Berkowitz, and Assistant Coach R. Shane Stafford)

Milestone School Attendance Awards

60 Years

50 Years

Cheyenne Central High School Wyoming

50 Years Mullen High School Colorado

Bozeman High School Montana

50 Years Munster High School Indiana

50 Years Sioux Falls Lincoln High School South Dakota

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2019 HONORS & AWARDS

2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Dr. Thomas Freeman Head Coach Emeritus of the Texas Southern University Debate Team Texas

Communicator of the Year

2020 National Speech and Debate Education Day Spokesperson

Dale Hansen WFAA-TV Texas

Jared Padalecki 1998 Duo Interpretation Champion Actor

Pelham Commendation

Harold Keller Public Service Leadership Award

Frank Sferra Director’s Commendation

James Rye The Montgomery Academy Alabama

Rex Buffington Stennis Center for Public Service Mississippi

Karson Kalashian Orosi High School California

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James M. Copeland Coach of the Year

Middle School Coach of the Year

New Coach of the Year

Cara Borgsmiller Parkway West High School Missouri

Alyssa Vaknin Bak Middle School of the Arts Florida

Tom McNulty Pine Creek School Colorado

Pictured with 2019 Middle School Tournament Sponsor Jenny Cook of Summit Debate

Assistant Coach of the Year

High School Administrator of the Year

Middle School Administrator of the Year

Michael Tristano, Jr. Phoenix Country Day School Arizona

Lawrence E. Wall, Jr. Charlotte Latin School North Carolina

Bradley Berret Computech Middle School California

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2019 HONORS & AWARDS

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Twentieth Don Crabtree Distinguished Service Award

Fifth Don Crabtree Distinguished Service Award

Don Crabtree Park Hill High School, MO

David McKenzie Plymouth High School, IN

Eighth Diamond Award

Eighth Diamond Award

Seventh Diamond Award

Pamela McComas Topeka High School, KS

Jan Heiteen Downers Grove South High School, IL

Eric DiMichele Regis High School, NY

Sixth Diamond Award

Sixth Diamond Award

Sixth Diamond Award

Christine Adams Independence Truman High School, MO

Dr. Tommie Lindsey, Jr. James Logan High School, CA

James Wakefield Ft. Lauderdale High School, FL

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HIGH SCHOOL

School Awards 2019 Schools of Outstanding Distinction Archbishop Mitty High School, CA Bellarmine College Preparatory, CA Cypress Bay High School, FL Eagan High School, MN George Washington High School, CO

King High School, FL The Harker School, CA Plano West Sr. High School, TX Monte Vista High School, CA Valley International Prep, CA

Schools of Excellence in Debate

Schools of Excellence in Speech

All Saints Episcopal School, TX

Liberty Sr. High School, MO

Apple Valley High School, MN

Lakeville North High School, MN

Ardrey Kell High School, NC

Minnetonka High School, MN

Belleville West High School, IL

Millard North High School, NE

Blue Valley North High School, KS

Miramonte High School, CA

Blue Springs High School, MO

Miramar High School, FL

Brentwood School, CA

Ridge High School, NJ

Comeaux High School, LA

Moorhead High School, MN

Charlotte Latin School, NC

Seven Lakes High School, TX

Danville High School, KY

Perry High School, OH

Dougherty Valley High School, CA

Theodore Roosevelt High School, IA

Eastview High School, MN

Phoenix Country Day School, AZ

Durham Academy, NC

Thomas Jefferson High School of Science & Technology, VA

Gabrielino High School, CA

Shrewsbury High School, MA Theodore Roosevelt High School, IA

University School, OH

Harlingen High School South, TX J. Frank Dobie High School, TX

Westmoore High School, OK

James Logan High School, CA

Woodbury High School, MN

Hamilton High School, AZ Hawken School, OH Klein Oak High School, TX

Washburn Rural High School, KS

Lake Highland Preparatory, FL

Jasper High School, TX

Schools of Honor in Debate

Schools of Honor in Speech

A & M Consolidated High School, TX Advanced Technologies Academy, NV American Heritage Plantation High School, FL Delbarton School, NJ Desert Vista High School, AZ Dreyfoos School Of The Arts, FL Episcopal Collegiate School, AR Greenhill School, TX Jackson High School, OH Jenks High School, OK John F. Kennedy High School, CA Millburn High School, NJ

American Heritage Plantation High School, FL Bloomfield Hills High School, MI Brophy College Prep, AZ Centennial High School – Frisco, TX Desert Vista High School, AZ Dreyfoos School Of The Arts, FL Durham Academy, NC Highland High School, OH Hoover High School, OH Jackson High School, OH Leland High School, CA

North Allegheny Sr. High School, PA Pembroke Pines Charter, FL Pine View School, FL Plano East High School, TX Plano Senior High School, TX St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, MS Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, TX The Dalton School, NY Trinity Preparatory School, FL W. B. Ray High School, TX Western High School, FL Wichita East High School, KS

Lincoln East High School, NE Lindale High School, TX McQuaid Jesuit High School, NY Mission San Jose High School, CA O’Gorman High School, SD Rigby High School, ID Riverside High School, SC Trinity Preparatory School, FL Willard High School, MO

MIDDLE SCHOOL

School Awards Overall Schools of Excellence in Speech and Debate Phoenix Country Day School, AZ Robert Lanier Middle School TX St. Mary’s Hall Middle School, TX

Schools of Excellence in Debate

Schools of Excellence in Speech

Riverwatch Middle School, GA

Carroll Middle School, TX

Milton Academy Middle, MA

Woodland Middle School, TN

T. H. Rogers School, TX

Greenhill Middle School, TX

Schimelpfenig Middle School, TX

Advanced Learning Academy, CA

The Village Middle School, TX

Vela Middle School, TX

Alice Deal Middle School, DC

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2019 August Rostrum - Nationals Chronicle  

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2019 August Rostrum - Nationals Chronicle  

Volume 93, Issue 5