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West Debate Wins 6A State Championship

Take a moment to look over this photo of 30 of the finest Panthers that competed the last two days for the 6A State Debate Championship!!! It was a nice dominant showing against the entire contingent of 6A schools with us making a sweep in both Debate and Speech.  Our team scored 125 points and

UHSAA Region 3 6A Speech & Debate Championship Belongs to West!

UHSAA Region 3 6A Speech & Debate Championship Belongs to West! Congratulations to all of you that competed at the tournament this past weekend. West came home with both the Debate and Speech Trophies with a total of 148 points. Next up was Bingham with 58, Copper Hills with 47, Herriman with 26, and Jordan

Debate Team Wins 21 Medals in Region 3 Tournament

Congratulations on the following medal winners at Region 3 6A Tournament: Adelaide Parker – 1st in NX Alicia Du – 1st in FX Cash Mendenhall – 2nd in FX Megan Tandar – 1st in IMP Diya Oomen – 2nd in OO Anika Rao – 1st in CON Olivia Hoffman – 2nd in CON Tanya Yu

Debate Team Qualifiers for National NSDA Tournament

Congratulations on the following Debate team members on qualifying at the NSDA National Tournament: R. Sterling Peterson & Ishan Sharma for winning 1st Place in CX Policy Seiji Aoki & Saathvik Pai as 1st Alternate in CX Policy Tanya Yu as 2nd Alternate in Congress House Olivia Hoffman as 1st Alternate in Congress Senate Adelaide

Debate Team NCFL Grand Nationals Qualifiers

Congratulations to the following debate team members for qualifying to attend this year’s National Catholic Forensic League’s Grand National Tournament: Adelaide Parker in Extemporaneous Speaking Amrita Krishna in Lincoln Douglas Lydia May & Sharayu Senthilkumar in Public Forum This tournament will happen online over the Memorial Day Weekend. Go Panthers!

Policy Debate Teams Rock Tournaments This Weekend

127 Policy teams, yes 127 at the UC Berkeley Tournament and Madeline Galian/Hanna Rice made it to SEMIFINALS! Taisei Summerhays and Ethan Wall also made it to SEMIFINALS at the ToC Bingham Bid Tournament out of 18 Policy teams. Congratulations! What a good weekend for these West Debate Team Members!

Debaters Achieve Quarterfinalist Awards at Two National-Level Tournaments

This weekend was a big Debate weekend for nationwide teams including ours! Congratulations to Adelaide Parker for her QUARTERFINALS EXT finish with 85 entries at UC Berkeley. Also, competing with 18 teams at Bingham ToC, Policy team Saathvik Pai and Seiji Aoki were also QUARTERFINALSISTS. Great job Panthers!

West Debaters Win at Copper Classic Tournament

Copper Classic Tournament happened this weekend and we took only 8 members but they rocked it competiting with 299 students. Public Forum Team of Liu & Taussky took 1st place! LD Amrita Krishna, FX Cash Mendenhall, and Congress Olivia Hoffmann ALL took 2nd. Waiting to see how the remaining novice entries did in their first

West Debate Members take 1st place in Policy at ASU Tournament

There comes a time when all of your hard work pays off and for Madeline Galian and Hanna Rice this weekend was incredible for them. They just won 1st place in the Arizona State University tournament in Policy! Congratulations, well deserved!

Galian/Rice Invited to National Debate Tournament

Congratulations go to Hanna Rice and Madeline Galian for their selection to the Justin Grant Wilson Debates sponsored by Pace Academy in Atlanta. Only seven teams in the Nation have been selected to debate and they are one of them! This tournament takes place on January 27th and 28th. Go get ’em ladies!