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Debate Wins Again!

This past weekend 72 Westwood Debate students competed in the TFA Tournament at Pflugerville High School, as well as the National Tournament of Champions Qualifier at Greenhill School in Dallas. Many returned home with victory, along with the trophies to prove it.

The Pflugerville tournament was different in some ways, as graduated Debate seniors came back to help out and critique the Westwood debate students.

“It was really fun to see the graduated seniors again this weekend. Their comments and coaching really helped, and made winning ever sweeter,” Niti Malwade ‘18 said.  


Greenhill School TOC Tournament (National Qualifier)

Varsity Lincoln Douglas (LD) Debate

Quarter-finalist: Saavan Nanavati (TOC BID)


​Pflugerville High School Tournament

Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking

2nd Place: Jackson Freeman

Semi-finalist: Sonali Mitra


Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking

3rd Place: Ethan Brown

6th Place: Rasik Jankay


Novice Extemporaneous Speaking

3rd Place: Ryan Sze

5th Place: Avi Saini

Semi Finalists:

James Yan

Valerie Quach

Varsity Cross Examination (Policy) Debate

Quarter-finalists (Top 8):

Arjun Jain & Niti Malwade

Neil Shah & John Cho


Anthony Nguyen & Ritik Goyal


2nd Place Speaker Award: Niti Malwade


Novice Cross Examination (Policy) Debate

1st Place: Harsha Jandhyala & Shea Li Dombrowski

2nd Place: David Kim & Yashvi Reddy


Varsity Lincoln Douglas (LD) Debate

1st Place: Anushka Rijal

2nd Place: Nisha Rajasekar

Semi-finalist: Jugal Amodwala

Quarter-finalist: Joel Abraham


Novice Lincoln Douglas (LD) Debate

2nd Place: Shreya Nakkala

Semi-finalist: Aarushi Machavarapu

Quarter-finalist (Top 8): Riya Kumar


1st Place Speaker Award: Aarushi Machavarapu


Varsity Public Forum (PF) Debate

Quarter-finalists (Top 8):

Dustin Chang & Sharon Li

Krithika Shamanna & Krishna Vaidyanathan

Ramya Yedatore & Roshni Rawal


Novice Public Forum (PF) Debate

1st Place: Kate Lee & Alisha Rawal

Semi-finalist: Madhuri Neralla & Pooja Enagala


2nd Place Speaker Award: Alisha Rawal

3rd Place Speaker Award: Pooja Enagala


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Devika Patel, Heritage Portraits & Ads Editor
Hi! My name is Devika Patel and I am the Academics Editor of the Horizon. To tell you a little about myself, in my free time I enjoy attempting to bake with my best friend Khira Patel. My hobbies include sleeping, eating and watching Dancing With the Stars. You can find me eating bean burritos all day, everyday. When I’m not doing homework, you can find me hanging out with my friends and family. Some of my favorite movies are Love Rosie and anything Disney, and I am obsessed with elephants.

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