The Orange County Debate League held its annual Championship tournament on Saturday, May 15 from 8 a.m to 3 p.m. During the tournament, teams debated three topics in four rounds, with the first topic debated twice and the students switching sides in between. 

The debated topics were as follows: 

  • Saudi Arabia is more an enemy than an ally to the United States. 
  • The pandemic lockdowns have done more good than harm. 
  • Eliminate school gifted and talented programs. 
  • Amend the US Constitution to permit a recall of the President. 

The fourth topic, Amend the US Constitution to permit a recall of the President, was debated in the final round by the top two teams participating in the tournament.

Every year, the top two teams in terms of average speaker scores and win to loss ratio debate against one another at the Championship tournament for the title of “Number One Team” in the middle school league. The round typically occurs in the auditorium or gym where all students and parents are welcome to watch and a team of three senior judges is chosen to judge the round. 

All in all, this tournamentov was overwhelmingly successful. It marked the end of a year defined by challenges and isolation. Thank you to all who participated in this year’s debate season. We look forward to seeing you next year! The results of the tournament are as follows: 

Top Teams:

  1. HACR TSK 
  2. PEGJ SS
  3. PEGJ YKL 
  4. BMSB PCL 
  5. PEGS STY 
  6. PEGS TSE
  7. PEGS KRW
  8. HACR HK 
  9. PEGS DSS 
  10. FAHS GTC 
  11. NEA HNA 
  12. FAHS ALC 
  13. PEGS QMY 
  14. PEGS ZJY 
  15. NEA ELP 
  16. FAHS SZW 
  17. NEA SGG 
  18. IOK AMK 
  19. NEA HLS 
  20. PEGJ ASW 
  21. PEGJ PWL 
  22. PEGJ DHC 
  23. PEGJ LPL 
  24. FNT SKG 
  25. COGI ChHuZh 
  26. HOPE CPT 
  27. FNT ADN 
  28. COGI BBS 
  29. NEA PMP 
  30. HACR VJJ 
  31. FAHS SKS 
  32. HACB WZ 
  33. HACR LK 
  34. COGI KST 
  35. BMSB LWL 
  36. BMSB BKN 
  37. HACR SJP 
  38. LGDS SOP 
  39. FNT PSP 
  40. SFDS NI 
  41. NEASS HCP 
  42. FNT BJH 
  43. NEA KWP 
  44. IOK SKB 
  45. LGDS MA 
  46. NEASS JDH 
  47. BMSO HGC 
  48. BMSB AM 
  49. HOPE GSY 
  50. FAHS HAD 
  51. COGI CHZ 
  52. FAHS LKK 
  53. BMSB BJC 
  54. BMSB PWC 
  55. SFDS HBA 
  56. FAHS NTP 
  57. FAHS GGP 
  58. LGDS LAY 
  59. BMSO ALA 
  60. HOPE QVS 
  61. IOK AKE 
  62. HACB FB 
  63. BMSO LLL 
  64. LGDS KD 
  65. HACB LLZ
  66. FAHS BMC 
  67. HACB LZW 
  68. HACB KTZ 
  69. HACB TC 

Top Speakers 

  1. Noelle Kim 
  2. Stavan Shah 
  3. Suraj Shah 
  4. Willie Tsai 
  5. Dillan Shah 
  6. Dharma Le 
  7. Naomi Tran 
  8. Kennedi Sy 
  9. Arjun Gaggar 
  10. CJ Smith 
  11. Zaid Khan 
  12. Rohan Soni 
  13. Joshua Lee 
  14. Everett Yun 
  15. Muhammad Motala 
  16. Shaan Kamdar 
  17. Aumrita Savdharia 
  18. Maya Gandhi 
  19. Milania Kia 
  20. Tegan Wright 
  21. Olivia Thimons 
  22. Evan Razmjoo 
  23. Sahiba Chowdhary 
  24. Leo Anderson 
  25. Bea Englar-Carlson 
  26. Saara Dang 
  27. Lance Young 
  28. Ryan Le 
  29. Halle Ewing 
  30. Ella Townsend 
  31. Austin Kang 
  32. Anaya Qamar 
  33. Katelyn Yeh 
  34. Roy Kapoor 
  35. Christian Jeng 
  36. Shaurya Mittal 
  37. Arjun Shah 
  38. Ananya Devkriti 
  39. Alisha Zhao 
  40. Justin Pollack 
  41. Ella Wong 
  42. Adam Azzaz 
  43. Rachel Nazareth 
  44. Courtney T. 
  45. Matthew Hyun 
  46. Jackie Humenik 
  47. Avery Chang 
  48. Ethan Chien 
  49. Charlotte Hobbs 
  50. Namrata Motwani 

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