National Speech & Debate Association

The National Speech & Debate Tournament is largest academic competition in the world as over 6,000 middle and high school students debate current events, voice their views, and share their stories. After months of preparation, rigorous qualifying tournaments, and five days of prestigious national competition, the best of the best will be crowned champions in front of a live audience of thousands and tens of thousands more streaming the events online.
 
POLICY DEBATE
Year Student(s) Place
1996 Lindsay Harrison & Dustin Marshall 1st
1996 Dustin Marshall Top Speaker
1998 Andrew Bradt & Caitlin Talmadge 1st
2001 Racquel Bracken & Della Sentilles 2nd
2005 Nathan Baum & Shawn Hiner-Leaman 2nd
2010 Christian Patterson & Kush Patel 2nd
2017 Samar Ahmad Top Speaker
 
POETRY INTERPRETATION
Year Student(s) Place
2020 Joshua Timmons 1st
 
PROGRAM ORAL INTERPRETATION
Year Student(s) Place
2021 Joshua Timmons 3rd
 
WORLD SCHOOLS DEBATE
Year Student(s) Place
2020 Caroline Greenstone, Jothi Gupta, Cameron Kettles, Ashley Shan & Aimee Stachowiak 1st
 
LINCOLN DOUGLAS DEBATE
Year Student(s) Place
1997 Marc Walenstein 1st
2016 Bennett Eckert 1st
 

Tournament of Champions

The Tournament of Champions (ToC) is a National High School Speech & Debate Tournament held at the University of Kentucky every year in a weekend in April. Tournament of Champions is considered to be the national championship of the “National Circuit" and is one of the most prestigious and competitive American High School Speech & Debate Tournaments.
 
POLICY DEBATE
Year Student(s) Place
1996 Dustin Marshall Top Speaker
1997 Josh Goldberg & Rashad Hussain 2nd
1998 Andrew Bradt & Caitlin Talmadge 2nd
2000 Asher Haig & Jordan Pietzsch 1st
2003 Maggie Ahn & Saad Hussain 2nd
2006 Mathew Andrews & Stephen Polley 1st
2008 Olivia Rogan & Nick Rogan 1st
 
PROGRAM ORAL INTERPRETATION
Year Student(s) Place
2021 Joshua Timmons 1st
 
ORAL INTERPRETATION
Year Student(s) Place
2021 Joshua Timmons 1st
 
LINCOLN DOUGLAS DEBATE
Year Student(s) Place
2005 David Wollish 1st
2005 David Wollish Top Speaker
2007 David McGough 2nd
2013 Rebecca Kuang 1st
2018 Brian Zhou 1st
 

National Debate Coaches Association

The National Debate Coaches Association holds its annual national championships each April.
 
POLICY DEBATE
Year Student(s) Place
2012 Lyall Stuart & Azhar Unwala (Baker Award for Season-Long Excellence) 2nd
2018 Chris Eckert Top Speaker
2019 Samar Ahmad & Chris Eckert 2nd
 
WORLD SCHOOLS DEBATE
Year Student(s) Place
2021 Caroline Greenstone, Cameron Kettles. Ashley Shan & Aimee Stachowiak 1st
2021 Ashton Higgins Top Speaker
 
LINCOLN DOUGLAS DEBATE
Year Student(s) Place
2007 David McGough 2nd
2007 David McGough Top Speaker
2013 Rebecca Kuang (Dukes & Bailey Award for Season-Long Excellence) 1st
2013 Rebecca Kuang Top Speaker
2016 Bennett Eckert (Dukes & Bailey Award for Season-Long Excellence) 1st
2017 Shruthi Krishnan 1st
2017 Shruthi Krishnan Top Speaker
2018 Shruthi Krishnan 1st
2018 Shruthi Krishnan Top Speaker
2019 Anna Myers (Dukes & Bailey Award for Season-Long Excellence)
 
NATIONAL PUBLIC POLICY FORUM
Year Student(s) Place
2005 Nathan Baum, Shawn Hiner-Leaman, Stephen Polley, Sam Shore & Jessica Stolhach 1st
 

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