Talking Rams Take First Place at Round Robin Debates

The speech and debate novices competed in the Oakville Novice Events Round Robin and Eastern Missouri Novice Debate Round Robin last weekend. They took 1st place in debate sweepstakes and 1st place overall! Congratulations to the following students:

EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING
Nevan Giuliani (10) – 2nd place

ORIGINAL ORATORY
Cindy Wang (9) – 2nd place

RADIO SPEAKING
Katie Shaw (9) – 3rd place
Fayzan Ali (9) – 4th place

INTERPRETATION
Kathryn Xu (11) – 4th place

PROSE INTERPRETATION
Kathryn Xu (11) – 4th place

POETRY INTERPRETATION
Jackson Bry (9) – 2nd place

CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE
Shaun Carr (11) – 1st place
Ayush Ajmani (9) – 2nd place
Brendan Yang (9) – 3rd place
Chris Naing (10) – 4th place
Fatima Sheriff (11) – 5th place

LINCOLN-DOUGLAS DEBATE
Fayzan Ali (9) – 3rd place

POLICY DEBATE
Gavin Giuliani (9) and Eli Goldstein (9) – 1st place
Phani Chintakunta (9) and Daniel Jung (9) – 4th place
Simi Singh (9) and Sanjana Tatikonda (9) – 5th place

PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE
Fatima Sheriff (11) and Kathryn Xu (11) – 1st place
Jackson Bry (9) and Sahana Raju (11) – 2nd place
Nevan Giuliani (10) and Chris Ye (9) – 3rd place
Philip Adams (12) and Raj Paul (10) – 4th place
Ayush Ajmani (9) and Shaun Carr (11) – 5th place

Chloe An (’14), Tushar Raj (’15), Simi Falko (’16), Jacob Granick (’16), and Bobby Zitzmann (’16) came to visit, judge rounds, and support the team.

Three of the students — Noah DiAntonio (12), Albert Liu (11), and Patrick Naughton (12) — are competing in the International Public Policy Forum debate competition this year. They have advanced to the Round of 32!

These teams include 26 U.S. teams from 17 U.S. states. Six international teams include teams from schools in China, Czech Republic, Kingdom of Bahrain, Nepal, Slovakia and Taiwan.

A “Sweet 16” round will follow, and then the “Elite 8” teams will be announced in March. Those top eight teams will travel to New York City on an all-expenses-paid trip to the finals, which will take place on May 6, 2017, at the Harold Pratt House.