Katy Speech & Debate Academy
Informed thinkers. Confident speakers.
Katy Taylor High School
October 12, 2019
We had 13 students who participated (4 new)
Total tournament entries were 49. Students were divided into 7 rooms with 7 students in each room
We had 11 students break to Semis! Congratulations…
Jason Zhang, Vishal Surya, Jaylon Ma, Mandy Huang, Ryder Tang, Charlie Yang
Parth Nikumbh, Shriman Thandra, Eric Shan, Nihilesh Pari, Arnav Mehta
We CLOSED OUT Extemp. with 6 of our students in Finals!
Congratulations to Shriman, Arnav, Vishal, Nihilesh, Jaylon, and Mandy!
Out of 52 teams, all 5 of our teams broke with outstanding placings – 1st, 3rd, 4th, 7th and 8th
(after 3 prelim rounds).
All 5 teams went 3-0 after prelims - including newly formed female team (Huang – Chen).
Amazing job for first tournament!
Thandra-Mehta, Pari-Shan, Tang-Zhang, Huang-Chen, Nguyen-Surya
All teams competed in Octos and moved to Quaterfinals with Thandra-Mehta placing 2nd – Congratulations!
All ten students placed in top half in speaker points and Arnav Mehta took 2nd place Speaker Award!
We had 5 out of the 36 entries – Parth, Charlie, Jaylon (PF), Naresh (1st tournament),
Brian Hu (2nd tournament)
Congratulations to Charlie, Parth, Brian for breaking to Finals!
Shout out to Naresh for attending first tournament and Jaylon for switching to Congress since PF partner couldn’t attend.
Congratulations to Brian Hu for making Finals!
o Vishal's mom for monitoring our table
Arnav's mom and sister for judging!