National tournament experience sets up speech competitors to reach new heights December 4, 2023 — by Andrew Lin Nearly 140,000 students across the country are National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) members, but only 4% of them qualify for nationals, which were held in Phoenix, Arizona from June 11 to 16. To qualify, competitors must place in the top 3 spots in the yearly district tournament, which juniors Timothy Leung and Kinnera Potluri […] read more » A new year for speech and debate: new faces, new branches and more hopes for more national tournament bids November 8, 2023 — by Alan Cai and Bryan Zhao With a new coach and a truckload of promising freshmen, the speech and debate team is ramping up for the main part of the season. With the club now totaling around 77 members, Tuesday and Thursday evening meetings have been consistently garnering dozens of people. A new speech coach, Jenny Cook, has joined the returning […] read more » Speech and debate team dives into upcoming season with juniors at the helm September 24, 2023 — by Emma Fung and Anthony Luo Under the leadership of co-presidents Ashish Goswami and Timothy Leung — both juniors — and new speech coach Jenny Cook, the school’s speech and debate team is looking to pursue ambitious fundraising and competition plans in hopes of winning national tournaments. Over the summer, the team’s debate coach, Steve Clemmons, conducted rounds of interviews with […] read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.