Saturday, June 19, 2021

Dragon Debate Off to a Great Start in Local Tournaments

After a stellar season during the 2015-2016 school year, the Dragon Debate Team is off to another great start this year. They recently competed in two local tournaments, placing 3rd overall as a team in both, and taking home numerous individual awards from each. See below for a complete list of winners.

Conrad High School Tournament, Dallas, TX

Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Aman Patel and Samir Mohsin closed out LD finals, finishing 1st/2nd together

Aman was the tournament’s TOP SPEAKER, while Samir was 3rd speaker overall

Paul Doherty and Ty Ponzo advanced to the Quarterfinals.

Public Forum Debate

Teams of Sydney Rose and Adhi Subramanian, Savit Dhawan and Suyash Jain, and Anika Shah and Ivanna Coty all advanced to the Quarterfinals

Congressional Debate

Dru Patel, Sahaj Singh and Hafsa Zuberi all were Finalists 

Extemporaneous Speaking

Sunny Daggubati finished 4th overall in Domestic Extemporaneous

Dru Patel finished 4th overall in Foreign Extemporaneous

Plano Senior High Tournament


Emma Lin: 1st Place

Sahaj Singh: 9th Place

Public Forum Debate

Jackie Prokopeas & Alex Federick: 2nd Place

Savit Dhawan & Suyash Jain: Octofinalists

Austin Meek & Sam Bonham: Octofinalists

Arjun Menon & Adhi Subramanian: Octofinalists, and Adhi Subramanian was 2nd Place Speaker overall

Ivanna Coty & Anika Shah: Octofinalists

Lincoln Douglas Debate

Samir Mohsin: Quarterfinalist 

Paul Doherty: Quarterfinalist


Sahaj Singh: 6th Place Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking

Usman Alam: Semifinalist in Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking

Ankith Kurapati: Semifinalist in Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking

Ty Ponzo: Semifinalist in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking

Claire Samuel: Semifinalist in Original Oratory