Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Southside High Speech & Debate Team Results

Southside High Speech & Debate Team ResultsCongratulations to the Southside High Speech and Debate Team on a fantastic showing at the 2015 South Carolina National Speech and Debate Association District (National Qualifying) Tournament. The team completed the last South Carolina tournament of the year by winning its 8th consecutive overall SC District Championship. The team also won awards as the top school in the speech, debate and congress categories and as a result of all of this success, 15 students qualified to attend the National Tournament in Dallas, Texas, this summer.

Special shout-outs go to senior Rahul Raghavan for winning Lincoln Douglas and Congressional Debate (House One), Sophomore Hasna Karim for winning both International and Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking and Freshman Chase Garrett for winning in the Dramatic and Duo Interpretation categories.

Full team results are below:

  • CONGRESS - SENATE: Best PO- Prateek Shah; 1ST PLACE- BEN RAGAN
  • HOUSE ONE: - 3rd Place - Hasna Karim; 2nd Place - Varun Arora; 1ST PLACE - RAHUL RAGHAVAN
  • HOUSE TWO: - 1ST PLACE- ANISH CHALUVADI
  • DEBATE - PUBLIC FORUM: - 5th Place - Varsha Gopal/Samyu Comandur; 4th Place - Annabelle Yang/Nikhil Vallahaneni; 2nd Place - Vaibhav Bafna/Sangram Kadam
  • LINCOLN DOUGLAS: - 1ST PLACE - RAHUL RAGHAVAN​
  • SPEECH - UNITED STATES EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING: 6th Place - Ronak Malde; 5th Place - Kevin Tian ; 2nd Place - Prateek Shah; 1ST PLACE- HASNA KARIM
  • INTERNATIONAL EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING: - 6th Place - Kevin Tian; 3rd Place - Prateek Shah; 1ST PLACE - HASNA KARIM
  • ORIGINAL ORATORY: - 4th Place- Irene Williams; 2nd Place - Anjali Patel
  • DUO INTERPRETATION: - 3rd Place - Dylan Hooper/Andrew Goldsmith; 2nd Place - Tyler Kelly/Jana Kelly; 1ST PLACE - CHASE GARRETT/KENDAL "DREW" SAMUEL
  • DRAMATIC INTERPRETATION: - 1ST PLACE - CHASE GARRETT
  • HUMOROUS INTERPRETATION: - 5th Place - Andrew Goldsmith; 2nd Place - Ankith Khandavalli
  • SCHOOL AWARDS - SWEEPSTAKES: - 1ST- CONGRESS; 1ST- DEBATE; 1ST- SPEECH; 1ST- OVERALL

Southside High School National Qualifiers

  • Senate - Ben Ragan
  • House - Varun Arora, Anish Chaluvadi
  • Public Forum Debate - Vaibhav Bafna & Sangram Kadam
  • Lincoln Douglas Debate - Rahul Raghavan
  • United States Extemporaneous Speaking - Prateek Shah
  • International Extemporaneous Speaking - Hasna Karim
  • Original Oratory - Irene Williams, Anjali Patel
  • Duo Interpretation - Jana Kelly & Tyler Kelly, Chase Garrett & Kendal "Drew" Samuel
  • Humorous Interpretation - Ankith Khandavalli

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