1070 entries from 52 schools participated in the University of Texas Longhorn Classic in Austin held the weekend of Dec. 3-4. Carroll ISD forensics team was a winner of the overall sweepstakes division, winning a coveted pair of longhorns to hang in the team’s debate room.
Senior, Arvind Venkatarman was named the top individual competitor in the entire tournament and Senior, Paul Samuel won the tournament in Congressional Debate. Out of more than 150 entries, Senior, Sean Armas placed 2nd in dramatic interpretation. Each extemporaneous competitor, Junior, Nick Lowrimore, Sophomore, Kevin O’Brien, and Seniors Tim Dominguez and ArvindVenkataraman received bids to the Tournament of Champions at Northwestern University. Arvind finished 2nd in foreign extemporaneous speaking and Tim finished 8th. In U.S. extemporaneousArvind finished 5th and Tim finished 3rd. In impromptu speaking, Arvind finished 2nd.
In Congressional Debate all 3 members received bids to the Tournament of Champions at the University of Kentucky and Placing 1st was SEnior, Paul Samuel, 2nd Senior Nate Pisik and 6th went to Sophomore, Will Cook.
In Lincoln-Douglas Debate Freshman, Anthony Munson advanced to the elimination rounds in the Junior Varsity Division and Junior, Yashis Singri advanced to the elimination rounds in Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate.
A couple of other students attended a tournament at South Garland High School, and Sophomore, Daniella Cohen placed 1st in Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking and 4th in Congressional Debate. Sophomore, Ali Prasla, finished 8th in Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking and was a Congressional Debate finalist.