meet Our
public forum Team

The Summit Debate family is a huge reason for our success and why we have been a favorite choice since 1995. Whether you are coming for Public Forum Debate, Parliamentary Debate or Lincoln Douglas Debate, we have a staff that is experienced in high school speech and debate.  We continually update this page, so we invite you back to see more confirmed hires for 2019!

jeffrey miller | Public Forum director

Jeffrey Miller is the Director of Speech & Debate at Marist School in Atlanta, Georgia. As a National Speech & Debate two diamond coach, Jeffrey has coached many successful students in public forum debate, policy debate, extemporaneous speaking and oratory.  In 2017, Jeffrey was named the Georgia Educator of the Year by the National Speech and Debate Association.

Jeffrey has coached several students to elimination rounds at the Tournament of Champions in both public forum debate and extemporaneous speaking.  He has coached more than 100 students to qualify for NCFL Nationals and NSDA Nationals in just the past eight years.  His public forum teams have reached elimination rounds at virtually every TOC qualifier in the country from Arizona State to Emory to Apple Valley.   

In addition to directing the marketing for Summit Debate, Jeffrey designs the curriculum for the Public Forum division at the National Debate Forum and prepares all of our instructors to execute our curriculum.

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level coordinators

These senior staff help execute our tiered curriculum with individual lab leaders. As senior staff, they are also leaders of their own labs and individual curriculum. This added layer of support ensures that every level gets the attention it deserves and every student learns how to #ReachForTheSummit

 

Dr. Sandy Berkowitz
apex curriculum coordinator

Dr. Sandy Berkowitz is a debate coach at Blake School in Minneapolis and also serves as one of the coaches for the USA Development Team.  Sandy’s teaching and coaching career spans thirty years all across the world where here students have found success at virtually every tournament they’ve attended. This will be Sandy’s 2nd year instructing at the National Debate Forum.

San jose | Boston

Dr. Kip mckee
forum curriculum co-coordinator

Kip McKee is the Fine Arts Director and Debate Coach at Harrisburg HS in Harrisburg, SD. Dr. McKee is a thee diamond NSDA coach and has had numerous national qualifiers and state champions in his thirteen years as coach of the Tigers. His teams have also earned TOC bids at Apple Valley, Millard West and Dowling. This will be Kip’s 5th year instructing at the National Debate Forum.

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Shane stafford
Summit curriculum coordinator

Shane Stafford is a debate coach at Blake School in Minneapolis and also serves as one of the coaches for the USA Development Team. Shane has coached a variety of debate events and his teams have found success in all of them. This will be Shane’s 2nd year instructing at the National Debate Forum.

San jose | Boston

Lyndsey oliver
Forum curriculum co-coordinator

Lyndsey Oliver is the head coach at Columbus High School in Columbus, Georgia.  Lyndsey has coached students to six state championships in Public Forum since 2015.  Lyndsey’s teams have reached elimination rounds at major tournaments including Apple Valley, Blake, Myers Park, Blue Key, NSDA Nationals, and TOC. This will be Lyndsey’s third year instructing at the National Debate Forum.

San jose | Boston | Des Moines

 

toni heimes
Symposium curriculum co-coordinator

Toni Heimes is the debate coach at Lincoln Southwest High School in Lincoln, Nebraska. Her teams have reached elimination rounds at Dowling, Millard West, Millard North and had a top 15 finish at NSDA Nationals. This will be Toni’s 7th year instructing at the National Debate Forum.

Boston | Des Moines

 

 

Senior Staff

Our senior staff are typically head debate coaches at high schools in various areas of the country. These individuals have been all coaching high school debate and/or working at the National Debate Forum for at least three years. These individuals will be leading individual labs and responsible for their lab’s curriculum.

the national debate forum has more professional educators on staff than any other summer program in the country.

 

mark allseits

Mark Allseits is the head public forum debate coach at Edina High School in Edina, Minnesota. He is the only person in Public Forum history to win the Tournament of Champions (2013) and coach a team to win the Tournament of Champions (2017). This will be Mark’s fifth summer instructing at the National Debate Forum.

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mollie clark

Mollie Clark is an assistant debate coach at Eagan High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her teams have reaced elimination round at Kentucky, Valley, Apple Valley, Glenbrooks, Blake and the Blake Round Robin. This will be Mollie’s third summer instructing at the National Debate Forum.

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steve clemmons

Steve Clemmons is a debate consultant in the Bay Area. He has worked with teams from Leland, Saratoga and James Logan. His teams reached elimination rounds at the 2018 Tournament of Champions. This will be Steve’s second summer instructing at the National Debate Forum.

san jose | boston | des moines

dr. nick coburn-palo

Dr. Nick Coburn-Palo is a history teacher at the York School in Monterey, California. He has coached debate for almost three decades and coached multiple national champions across different divisions of debate. This will be Nick’s first summer instructing at the National Debate Forum.

san jose | boston

nate conoly

Nate Conoly is the head speech and debate coach at Vestavia Hills High School in Birmingham, Alabama. He has coached numerous state champions across all events and his team has won overall state team champion the last two years. This will be Nate’s second year instructing at the National Debate Forum.

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nefertiti dukes

Nefertiti Dukes is a head debate coach at Butler College Prep in Chicago, Illinois. She won the collegiate National Championship in LD for Western Kentucky University in 2016. This will be Nef's sixth summer instructing at the National Debate Forum.

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aly fiebrantz

Aly Fiebrantz is the Director of Speech & Debate at Cypress Bay High School in Weston, Florida. Her public forum teams have been very successful over the last few years reaching elimination rounds at most touranments they attend including the TOC and NSDA National Tournament. This will be Aly’s first summer instructing at the National Debate Forum.

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Matthew feng

Matthew Feng is a debate coach at the Dalton School in New York and Plano West Senior High School in Plano, Texas. He was the coach of the 2018 NSDA National Runner Up in Public Forum Debate. Matthew is an alumnus of the 2012, 2013 and 2014 National Debate Forum. This will be Matt’s fourth summer instructing at the National Debate Forum.

san jose | boston | intensive

Kegan ferguson

Kegan Ferguson is the Associate Director of Debate at North Broward Preparatory School in Parkland, Florida. In just one year at NBPS, he has taken North Broward from a regionally competitive team to a nationally recognized PF program. His teams have cleared at multiple tournaments this year. This will be Kegan’s first summer instructing at the National Debate Forum.

boston | Intensive

Dave huston

Dave Huston is the head debate coach at Colleyville Heritage High School in Colleyville, Texas. He has taught speech and debate for more than 30 years and was elected to the NSDA Hall of Fame in 2012. In addition to teaching and coaching, he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Speech and Debate Association, shaping the educational goals of the forensics community with major roles in evidence rules and the direction of Public Forum Debate in the near future. He has coached multiple NSDA National Champions and is one of the most successful coaches of all time. This will be Dave’s first year instructing at the National Debate Forum.

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jordann krouse

Jordann Krouse assists in Public Forum at Westford Academy in Lowell, MA. Jordann is a recipient of the Donus D. Roberts award, and is currently finishing her undergrad at Boston University in Environmental Analysis and International relations. This will be Jordann's fourth year instructing at the National Debate Forum.

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Cale McCrary

Cale McCrary is the debate coach at Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, Arizona. His teams won the Bronx Science tournament and placed 2nd at Arizona State and Emory. Cale McCrary is an alumnus of the 2015 National Debate Forum. This will be Cale’s second summer instructing at the National Debate Forum.

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Chad meadows

Chad Meadows is a debate coach at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY. A nationally ranked parliamentary debater himself, he has coached multiple national champions at the college level. This is Chad’s second summer instructing at the National Debate Forum.

san jose | boston | Des moines

noah mengisteab

Noah Mengisteab is the head debate coach at Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Houston, Texas. His teams have cleared a variety of national tournaments this year including Millard North, Bingham, Isidore Newman and Bellaire. This will be Noah's second summer instructing at the National Debate Forum.

san jose | boston | des moines

Ryan moore

Ryan Moore is the head PF coach at Dublin Jerome High School in Columbus, Ohio. He has coached multiple teams to the Tournament of Champions, the only ones in history to qualify from Central Ohio. His teams have received bids at tournaments like Yale, Apple Valley, and Penn. This will be Ryan's fourth year instructing at the National Debate Forum.

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ashley murphy

Ashley Murphy is the Director of Speech and Debate at Unionville High School in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Ashley is one of only a couple coaches who coached four different teams to earn bids to the TOC in public forum this year. This will be Ashley's second summer instructing at the National Debate Forum.

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Bryce piotrowski

Bryce Piotrowksi is the public forum debate coach at Lakeville South High School in Lakeville, Minnesota. Since inheriting the public forum team there last year, he has coached qualifiers for the State and National Tournaments in both PF and Congress.  This will be Bryce’s third summer instructing at the National Debate Forum.

boston | des moines

Lee place

Lee Place is a debate coach at Mission San Jose in San Jose, California. Lee amassed 10 total bids to the Tournament of Champions throughout his career.  His top team this year lead the country in TOC bids with eleven. This will be Lee's second summer instructing at the National Debate Forum.

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tim scheffler

Tim Scheffler is the head debate coach at James Madison Memorial High School and Madison West High School in Madison, Wisconsin. Tim has coached numerous state champions in extemp and public forum as well as late elimination round participants at the Tournament of Champions and NSDA National Championship. This will be Tim's third summer instructing at the National Debate Forum.

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danny siegel

Danny Siegel is the Assistant Director of PF Debate at Durham Academy in Durham, North Carolina. As a coach, Danny’s debaters have qualified to NSDA and TOC as well as made it to late outrounds at Glenbrooks, Blue Key, and Apple Valley. Danny is an alumnus of the 2015, 2016, & 2017 National Debate Forum. This will be his third year instructing at the National Debate Forum.

boston | des moines

James stage

James Stage is the head debate coach at NSU University School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. James is an alumnus of the 2010 National Debate Forum. This will be James sixth year instructing at the National Debate Forum,

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greg stevens

Greg Stevens is a retired debate coach from Okoboji High school in Okoboji, Iowa. Greg coached three teams to top 15 finishes at NSDA Nationals. This will Greg's fourteenth summer instructing at the National Debate Forum. You can work with Greg Stevens during the season at Summit Debate Online.

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christian vasquez

Christian Vasquez is an assistant debate coach at The Blake School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Christian helped coach the 2017 NDCA National Champions and 2017 Tournament of Champions Runner Up. This will be Christian's second summer instructing at the National Debate Forum.

san jose | boston | intensive

liz wood-weas

Liz Wood-Weas is the head debate coach at Mountain Brook High School in Birmingham, Alabama. She was named the 2015 Alabama Coach of the Year. Liz coached the NSDA Middle School National Champions in 2018. This is Liz's first summer instructing at the National Debate Forum.

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drew young

Drew Young is an assistant coach at Marist School in Atlanta, Georgia. He reached elimination rounds at the Tournament of Champions and NSDA Nationals in 2016. This will be Drew's fourth summer instructing at the National Debate Forum

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junior Staff

Our junior staff are all either assistant debate coaches around the country or some of the most successful former debaters. These instructors have at least one summer of experience - most at the National Debate Forum.

 

Gaurav asthana

Gaurav Asthana debated at Acton Boxborough High School in Acton, Massachusetts. He is an assistant coach for Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland. Gaurav reached elimination rounds at virtually every tournament he attended his senior year. Gaurav is an alumnus of the 2016 & 2017 National Debate Forum. This will be Gaurav’s second year instructing at the National Debate Forum.

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jai bansal

Jai Bansal debated at Millburn High School in Millburn, New Jersey. Jai qualified to the Tournament of Champions twice, and was champion of the Ridge Debates, a semifinalist of the Glenbrooks and Wake Forest, and advanced to late elimination rounds at Blake, Emory, and Princeton. Jai is an alumnus of the 2016 & 2017 National Debate Forum. This will Jai’s second year instructing at the National Debate Forum.

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alyson brusie

Alyson Brusie debated at Oxbridge Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida. She was the 2018 NCFL National Champion. In addition to breaking at almost every tournament she attended, she also placed in the top ten her junior year at the NSDA National Tournament. This will be Alyson’s first summer instructing at the National Debate Forum.

boston | Des moines

james chen

James Chen is a public forum coach at Acton Boxborough High School located in Acton, Massachusetts. James attends the University of Chicago, where he plans to major in public policy and economics. James coached Acton to Finals at the UK tournament. James is an alumnus of the 2016 and 2017 National Debate Forum. This will be James’ second year instructing at the National Debate Forum.

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Cara day

Cara Day is the national circuit coach for Strake Jesuit College Preparatory. During her two years at Strake, Cara’s teams have amassed 20 bids and 36 bid rounds, won Glenbrooks and UH, semi-finaled at TFA State, and reached late outrounds at virtually every tournament they attended, including Emory, Apple Valley, and Sunvite. Most notably, this year at the TOC, Cara coached her teams to semifinals in Gold PF, top speaker in Gold PF, and 1st place in Silver PF.  This will be Cara’s first year instructing at the National Debate Forum.

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madelynn einhorn

Marybeth Einhorn debated for Oakwood High School in Dayton, Ohio. While now she competes for Western Kentucky University, she had great success in high school. During her senior year, she broke at Kentucky, Penn and the NSDA National Tournament. Madelynn is an alumna of the 2017 National Debate Forum. This will be Madelynn’s first year instructing at the National Debate Forum.


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marybeth ehlbeck

Marybeth Ehlbeck debated for Newsome High School in Lithia, Florida. While in high school, she reached elimination rounds at Glenbrooks, Blue Key, Emory, Isidore Newman, Sunvite, Harvard, and the NSDA National Tournament. This will be Marybeth’s first summer instructing at the National Debate Forum.


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sophia gustafson

Sophia Gustafson debated at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa. She has won two state championships and has gained a total of five bids during her high school career. She has been a captain of her debate team since sophomore year. Sophia is an alumna of the 2017 National Debate Forum. This will be Sophia’s second summer instructing at the National Debate Forum.

boston | Des moines

ellie konfrst

Ellie Konfrst debated at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa. She has won two state championships and has gained a total of five bids during her high school career, four in her senior year. She has reached elimination rounds at several national tournaments, including Apple Valley, Glenbrooks, Blake, and the Sunvitational, and was top speaker at Apple Valley. This will be Ellie’s second summer instructing at the National Debate Forum.

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elisa mccartin

Elisa McCartin is an assistant coach for her alma mater, Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland. Her high school debate career culminated in a 2nd place finish at the Tournament of Champions in 2018. During high school, she reached elimination rounds at almost every tournament she attended and won the Blake tournament. Elisa is an alumna of the 2016 National Debate Forum. This will be Elisa’s second summer instructing at the National Debate Forum.

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Eva motolinia

Eva Motolinia is an assistant debate coach at The Blake School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She qualified to the TOC three years in a row, won NDCA as a junior and is a recipient of the Tamar Kaplan Student of the Year Award. Eva has reached elimination rounds at Glenbrooks, Apple Valley, Harvard, Bronx, Penn, and others. As a senior, she took second place at the state tournament, closed out finals at The Milo Cup, and qualified to NSDA. This will be Eva’s second summer instructing at the National Debate Forum.

san jose | boston | Intensive

megan munce

Megan Munce debated at Presentation High School in San Jose. She qualified to the TOC her junior and senior year. She reached elimination rounds at Pacific, Alta and Berkeley. This will be Megan’s first year instructing at the National Debate Forum.

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morgan pace

Morgan Pace debated for Columbus High School in Columbus, Georgia. She reached elimination rounds at Carrollton, Isidore Newman, Wake Forest, Blake and Apple Valley. She qualified to the TOC with two different partners her senior year. This will be Morgan’s second year instructing at the National Debate Forum.

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Erik perez

Erik Perez is an assistant debate coach at Juan Diego Catholic High School in Salt Lake City, Utah. This will be Erik’s first summer instructing at the National Debate Forum.

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Mark selden

Mark Selden is an assistant coach for Campbell Hall School in Los Angeles, California. Mark is an alumnus of the 2017 National Debate Forum. This will be Mark’s first summer instructing at the National Debate Forum.

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gavin serr

Gavin Serr is an assistant debate coach at Rowland Hall School in Salt Lake City, Utah. His students have reached elimination rounds this year at Bingham, Long Beach, Glenbrooks, Apple Valley, and Alta. As a competitor, Gavin qualified for the Tournament of Champions in 2018. This will be Gavin’s first year instructing at the National Debate Forum.


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Kelly Zheng

Kelly Zheng is an assistant coach at DuPont Manual High School in Louisville, Kentucky. Kelly attends the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois and intends to major in Economics and Public Policy. Kelly has reached late elimination rounds at tournaments such as the University of the Pacific, Santa Clara University, and the UC Berkeley Invitational. Notably, she semifinaled and won first place speaker at the Berkeley Invitational and championed the SCU Invitational. Kelly is an alumna of the 2016/2017 National Debate Forum. This will be Kelly’s second year instructing at NDF. 

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First Year Out Staff

Ever since the creation of the National Debate Forum, we knew first year outs would play a huge role in teaching the next wave of debaters. At the beginning, our first year outs applied to be the select few to help instruct in labs. As our institute has grown, so have the number of first year outs. 

These staff members are vital in your student's education. In every lab there will be at least one first year out staff member that your student will get to spend two weeks developing a working relationship to fine tune their strengths in debate. Outside of lab, students will hear lectures and seminars from all the first year out staff where they will share what made them successful. There is also time dedicated EVERY DAY that allows your students one on one time with any first year out staff member to help work on their INDIVIDUALIZED curriculum.

 

philip bonanno

2019 toc elim participant

Philip Bonanno is a senior at Hackley School in Tarrytown, New York. He was the co-captain of the debate team his junior and senior years. In his career, he amassed 9 career bids to the TOC, qualifying twice to the gold division and breaking his senior year. He also qualified to NSDA nationals his senior year.  In his career, he has made late outrounds at Bronx, Glenbrooks, University of Kentucky, Columbia, Penn, and Princeton as well as championing Scarsdale. Philip is an alumnus of the 2017 and 2018 National Debate Forum.

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mariah cady

2019 NSDA / TOC Qualifier

Mariah Cady is a senior debater at Columbus High School in Columbus, Georgia. She has reached elimination rounds at Holy Cross, Carrollton, Blue Key, and St. Andrews this year. Mariah is an alumna of the 2017 and 2018 National Debate Forum.

boston | Des Moines

danny cigale

2019 TOC Runner Up

Danny Cigale is a senior at Lincoln Sudbury High School in Sudbury, Massachusetts.  In his junior year, he collected seven bids to the tournament of champions. He won the University of Kentucky tournament and the Manchester Invitational, reached finals at the New York City Invitational, semifinals at the Crestian Tradition, quarterfinals at the Harvard Invitational, and placed sixth at the NSDA National Tournament.  Danny is an alumnus of the 2016, 2017, and 2018 National Debate Forum.

san jose | boston | intensive

Sara catherine cook

2019 nsda / toc qualifier

Sara Catherine Cook is a senior at the Altamont School in Montgomery, Alabama. Sara Catherine reached elimination rounds this year at Holy Cross, Yale, Bronx Science and Carrollton. She also runs the widely popular Beyond Resolved website dedicated to celebrating womxn’s success in high school public forum debate. Sara Catherine is an alumna of the 2018 National Debate Forum.

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ilana cuello-wolffe

2019 toc elim participant

Ilana Cuello-Wolffe is a senior at The Dalton School in New York, New York. She qualified for the Tournament of Champions her junior year, and has received many speaking awards, including third speaker at the Princeton Classic, third speaker at Villiger, and top speaker at the Byram Hills Invitational. She is a two-time champion of the Byram Hills Invitational and also of the 2017 NYSFL Invitational in the Intermediate division, as well as a runner-up in the Ridge Debates. Ilana Cuello-Wolffe is an alumna of the 2018 National Debate Forum. 

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Joseph Donowho

2019 toc qualifier

Joseph Donowho is a senior at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in Houston, Texas. Joseph has received bids at Laird Lewis, Glenbrooks, Grapevine, and University of Houston and reached bid rounds at Bellaire and Emory. He has also reached Round 11 at Nationals and quarterfinals at Silver TOC. Joseph is a alumnus of the 2016, 2017, and 2018 National Debate Forum.

Boston | Des moines

joseph dowdall

2019 toc qualifier

Joseph Dowdall is a senior at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in Houston, Texas. Joseph has received bids at Laird Lewis, Glenbrooks, Grapevine, and University of Houston and reached bid rounds at Bellaire and Emory. He has also reached Round 11 at Nationals and quarterfinals at Silver TOC. Joseph is a alumnus of the 2016, 2017, and 2018 National Debate Forum.  

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daniel fernandez

2019 toc quarterfinalist

Daniel Fernandez is a senior at Poly Prep Country Day high school in Brooklyn, New York. As a sophomore, Daniel was a quarterfinalist at the Wake Forest Invitational, and an octafinalist at the Blake Invitational. As a junior, Daniel was a quarterfinalist at the Yale invitational, finalist at the Barkley Forum, quarterfinalist at the Tournament of Champions, and a top-seven finisher at the NSDA National Tournament. As a senior, he has won the Emory and Harvard tournaments. Daniel is a three-time qualifier to the Tournament of Champions. Daniel is an alumnus of the 2016, 2017, and 2018 National Debate Forum.

san jose | Boston | Intensive

Hannah feuer

2019 toc qualifier

Hannah Feuer is a senior at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland. During her senior year, Hannah reached elimination rounds at Blake, Yale, Columbia and Harvard. She reached elimination rounds at Apple Valley, Columbia and Blake her junior year. She qualified to NSDA Nationals in 2018 and 2019.

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thomas gill

2019 toc / ndca champion

Thomas Gill is a senior at The Blake School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His junior year, he helped close out the Milo Cup at Millard North, made it to double octafinals at the TOC, and placed 11th at NSDA Nationals. His senior year, he has 2 bids through 3 tournaments, and made it to quarters at the UK season opener, where he was 2nd speaker. He won the 2019 NDCA National Championship and the 2019 Tournament of Champions. Thomas is an alumnus of the 2018 National Debate Forum. 

boston | Intensive

cal hazeldine

2019 toc / Nsda qualifier

Cal Hazeldine is a senior at Ardrey Kell High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. Throughout his career, Cal has amassed 8 gold TOC bids while championing the Yale invitational, Patriot Classic at GMU, Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy, and the Florida Blue Key Round Robin. Additionally, Cal has reached late outrounds at Harvard, Emory, Bronx, and other national tournaments. Individually, Cal was top speaker at Blue Key, with speaker awards at Emory and Harvard.  Cal is an alumnus of the 2018 National Debate Forum. 

san jose | Boston | Intensive

charlie jackson

2019 toc octofinalist

Charlie Jackson is a senior at Millard North High School in Omaha, Nebraska. This year he was the champion of the 2018 Valley tournament. He also reached elimination rounds at Apple Valley, Millard West, Dowling, Blake and Golden Desert.

boston | Des Moines

ryan jiang

2019 toc qualifier

Ryan Jiang is a senior at Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, Arizona. He has competed avidly on the national circuit, championing the Golden Desert UNLV tournament and the Millard North Round Robin, as well as reaching late out-rounds at Yale, Arizona State University, and NSDA Nationals. Individually, he has received multiple speaker awards, including 1st at Golden Desert, 1st at the Millard North Round Robin, 3rd at Yale, and 19th at the Tournament of Champions. Ryan is an alumnus of the 2016, 2017, and 2018 National Debate Forum.

boston | Intensive

Noah kaye

2019 toc quarterfinalist

Noah Kaye is a senior at Poly Prep Country Day high school in Brooklyn, New York. In addition to placing in the top five at NSDA Nationals in 2018, Noah has won Emory and Harvard this year and placed 2nd at Bronx Science. He also has reached elimination rounds at Kentucky, Yale, Glenbrooks and Blake. Noah is an alumnus of 2018 National Debate Forum.

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Aashray khanna

2019 toc qualifier

Aashray Khanna is a senior at Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. During his senior year, Aashray and his partner reached elimination rounds at Michigan, Apple Valley, Carrollton, Glenbrooks, George Mason, Dowling, Sunvitational, Stanford, Kentucky, Bronx and NDCA. Aashray is an alumnus of 2018 National Debate Forum.

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David kinane

2019 toc elim participant

David Kinane is a senior at Unionville High School in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. He has qualified to the NSDA National Tournament twice, reaching round 11 and finishing in the top 32 in his junior year. He has also qualified to the Tournament of Champions with 3 bids by reaching quarterfinals at Emory and UPenn, and reaching semifinals at Lexington. David is an alumnus of the 2018 National Debate Forum.  

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jennifer lin

2019 toc qualifier

Jennifer Lin is a senior at Plano West in Plano, TX.   She has reached late elimination rounds at Glenbrooks, Harvard, and TOC.  During her senior year, she reached elim rounds at Glnebrooks, Texas, Emory and Harvard. She also reached the semifinal round of NSDA Nationals in Extemporaneous Speaking. Jennifer is an alumna of the 2016 & 2017 National Debate Forum.  

san jose | Boston | Intensive

nate mayor

2019 toc elim participant

Nate Mayor is a senior at the University School in Cleveland, Ohio. He finished as runner up in 2019 at the Stanford Invitational. He has placed in late elimination rounds at Kentucky, Bronx Science, Blake, Arizona State and the Tournament of Champions.

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David parau

2019 toc qualifier

David Parau is a senior at BASIS Peoria High School in Peoria, Arizona. David reached elimination rounds at Arizona State (twice), James Logan, Golden Desert (twice), Millard North, and SWSDI during his career. David is an alumnus of the 2017 National Debate Forum.

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jason scheller

2019 toc / nsda qualifier

Jason Scheller is senior at Eagan High School in Eagan, Minnesota. He reached elimination rounds at Kentucky, Valley, Apple Valley, Glenbrooks, Blake and the Blake Round Robin his senior year.

boston | Des moines

kate selig

2019 toc qualifier

Kate Selig is a senior at The Bromfield School in Harvard, Massachusetts. She has broken at every tournament she has attended since her junior year, reaching quarterfinals at Columbia and Harvard, making her the first debater from her school to qualify to the TOC. She was also named the top speaker at Yale and reached the semifinals at her state tournament. 

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sandeep shankar

2019 toc runner up

Sandeep Shankar is a senior at Lincoln Sudbury High School in Sudbury, Massachusetts.  In his junior year, he collected seven bids to the tournament of champions. He won the University of Kentucky tournament and the Manchester Invitational, reached finals at the New York City Invitational, semifinals at the Crestian Tradition, quarterfinals at the Harvard Invitational, and placed sixth at the NSDA National Tournament. Sandeep is an alumnus of the 2016, 2017, and 2018 National Debate Forum.

San jose | boston | Intensive

anika sridhar

2018 toc champion

Anika Sridhar is a senior at Newton South High School in Newton Centre, Massachusetts.  Anika and her partner won the 2018 Tournament of Champions. As a senior, she reached elimination rounds at Yale, Blake, Lexington and Harvard. Anika is an alumna of the 2017 National Debate Forum. 

San Jose | boston | Intensive

clarissa wang

2018 toc qualifier

Clarissa Wang is a senior at the Harker School in San Jose, California. While in high school. she has reached elimination rounds at Milpitas, Golden Desert, Stanford, Grapevine, Valley, Arizona State, Holy Cross, SCU, and Berkeley. Clarissa is an alumna of the 2017 and 2018 National Debate Forum.

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jacqueline wei

2019 toc qualifier

Jacqueline Wei is a senior at Plano West in Plano, Texas. She has reached late elimination rounds at Grapevine, TFA, Glenbrooks, Harvard, and the Gold TOC, winning speaker awards at Glenbrooks, Harvard, and the Gold TOC. She is also the reigning NSDA national champion in US Extemporaneous Speaking. Jackie is an alumna of the 2016 & 2017 National Debate Forum.

San Jose | boston | intensive

Izzy wu

2019 toc octofinalist

Izzy Wu is a senior at Blake School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has reached late elimination rounds at Valley, Apple Valley, Bronx Science, Blake and Harvard. She won the 2019 NDCA National Championship and reached the octofinals of the 2019 Tournament of Champions. Izzy is an alumna of the 2018 National Debate Forum.

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Our Administration

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Jenny Cook | Executive Director

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Dario Camara | Operations Director

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Steve Schappaugh | NDF Director

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Jeffrey Miller | Public Forum Director