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Strong Performance at Speech & Debate Tournaments

A number of Bells competed in the first Coast Forensic League Speech tournament of the year and the Opening League Debate tournament. Several of our very own Bells were able to earn a Wild Card to the State Qualifying Tournament next March!

Please congratulate the following students who placed 1st-7th at the Coast Forensic tournament:

Dramatic Interp: Nate Morgan ‘21—6th, Sherwinnypoo Lai ‘20—7th, (Eric Gottlieb—Semifinalist)

Original Advocacy: Arnav Bhau ‘20—1st, Iggy Chardos ‘21—3rd, Sahith Kudaravalli ‘21—5th, James Garrow ‘20—6th, Dev Patel ‘21—7th, (Thomas Grist ‘20—Semifinalist)

Original Oratory: Will Florentino ‘20—3rd, Michael Lutz ‘22—7th, (Nathan Kang ‘22, Saket Budhia ‘22, Keshav Singh ‘22—Semifinalists)

Expository Speaking: Sahil Saoji ‘21—4th

Impromptu Speaking: Surya Midha ‘21—1st, Eric Gottlieb ‘21—3rd, Adarsh Hiremath ‘21—4th, Anuj Kothari ‘20—7th, (Rambo Gorthi ‘22, Neal Dwivedula ‘23—Semifinalists)

Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking: Majid Shabbeer ‘22—1st, Anuj Kothari ‘20—2d, Ryan Alappatt ‘22—3rd
Akhil Iyengar ‘22—5th, (Anish Sundar ‘20, Jason Cappelloni ‘22, Tarun Chiruvolu ‘20, Nihaar Charagulla ‘22—Semifinalists)

US Extemporaneous Speaking: Surya Midha ‘21—1st, Avi Upadhyayula ‘21—2d, Jay Vishwarupe ‘20—4th, Brendan Foody ‘21—5th, Adarsh Hiremath ‘21—6th, Kushy Narang ‘22—7th, (Owen Thompson ‘22, Rambo Gorthi ‘22—Semifinalists)

Please congratulate the following students who went undefeated at the Opening League tournament:

Lincoln-Douglas Debate: Nathan Gong ’22, Eric Gottlieb ‘21

Policy Debate: Owen Thompson ’22 and Kush Narang ’22, Brendan Foody ’21 and Avi Upadhyayula ‘21

Special thanks to coaches DeeDee Sullivan, Aaron Langerman ’11, and their coaching colleagues.