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PLD State Debate Champions!

PLD State Debate Champions!

The PLD Debate Team attended this years KHSSL state tournament this weekend. I am proud to report that the team for the first time became the KHSSL State Debate Champions! In addition we had 2 individual state champions, 2 state runner ups, and a host of finalist. We also have had several Speech & Debate students to qualify for the national tournaments that take place this summer. Below is a full list of results for all tournaments.  

KHSSL State Debate Results    
    
PLD Debate Team State Champions!    
    
Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate    
Amay Xu     1st Place Novice Lincoln Douglas Top Speaker
Gauri Joshi    4th Novice Place Lincoln Douglas Top Speaker
Amay Xu     State Champion Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate
Gauri Joshi    State Semifinalist Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate
    
Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate    
Ayesha Hamid    2nd Place Varsity Lincoln Douglas Top Speaker
Anna Marasco    3rd Place Varsity Lincoln Douglas Top Speaker 
Tony Xu    4th Place Varsity Lincoln Douglas Top Speaker 
Ayesha Hamid    State Runner Up Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate
Anna Marasco    State Semifinalist Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate
Tony Xu    State Semifinalist Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate
    
Novice Public Forum Debate    
Micheal Fan    3rd Place Novice Public Forum Top Speaker
Samuel Meokoh    4th Place Novice Public Forum Top Speaker
Zoe Zang    5th Place Novice Public Forum Top Speaker
Zoe Zang & Anvi Vaish    State Runner Up Novice Public Forum Debate
Micheal Fan & Ansel Erhardt    State Semifinalist Novice Public Forum Debate
    
Varsity Public Forum Debate    
Hannah Kang    4th Place Varisty Public Forum Top Speaker
Yusuf Kahloon    5th Place Varsity Public Forum Top Speaker
Maitri Patel    6th Place Varsity Public Forum Top Speaker
Hannah Kang & Maitri Patel    State Champion Varsity Pulic Forum Debate
    
Congressional Debate     
Chakrapani Gudlavalleti    6th place Congressional Debate
Brennan Stansbury    Finalist Congressional Debate
Kaya Amin    Finalist Congressional Debate
Ahaan Thomas    Finalist Congressional Debate

CFL National Tournament Qualifiers:
Yusuf Kahloon & Christina Lin: Public Forum Debate 
Anna Marasco- Lincoln Douglas Debate
Ayesha Hamid- Lincoln Douglas Debate
Sukriti Kapoor- Dramatic Performance
Sia Viash-  Original Oratory

NSDA  National Tournament Qualifiers:
Christina Lin- Congressional Debate (4th place)
Anna Marasco- Lincoln Douglass Debate (2nd Place)
Yusuf Kahloon- US Extemp 4th place (Also won 1st in Congress and 5th in International Extemp)
Grace Sun- Original Oratory  (3rd place)