Monday, August 21, 2017

Speech and Debate Team Kick off with Success

Debate team picture

After a 5 day competition, the Speech and Debate team as returned from the NSDA National Tournament in Birmingham. This was a momentous trip for our team in several ways. First, congratulations to all of those who won individual awards:
Ashwin Singh-octofinalist, Extemp
Andrew Binder -semifinalist, Congress
David Demarco/Nick Yang- Top 32, Policy Debate
Amit Pampati/Alex Wang- Top 64*, Public Forum
Debate
           *Amit and Alex were one of four teams (out of 269) who went undefeated in prelims!
There are over 1000 schools that participated in the tournament. This year, Unionville achieved the level of School of Honor in debate, which recognized the Top 40 schools at the tournament! This is truly an incredible accomplishment and speaks to the talent and dedication put in by our team. 
Congratulations on an outstanding job!