Stuyvesant Speech & Debate

2016 - 2017

We represent one of the most honorable organizations both nationally and at Stuyvesant. Our emphasis on public-speaking, self-expression and confidence isn't only aimed at training national competitors and finalists; it's aimed at training future leaders. This team represents a second family for every single one of us.

 
 
Speech and Debate Team at 2017 National Speech and Debate Tournament

Speech and Debate Team at 2017 National Speech and Debate Tournament

Dhiraj Patel -- Semi-finalist (Top 14) at 2017 Nationals 

Dhiraj Patel -- Semi-finalist (Top 14) at 2017 Nationals 

2017 Speech & Debate Senior Cake! 

2017 Speech & Debate Senior Cake! 

Cutting The Senior Cake! 

Cutting The Senior Cake! 

Dinner after day three at Emory!

Dinner after day three at Emory!

Members of our Public Forum team at Emory

Members of our Public Forum team at Emory

Our Policy team at Emory

Our Policy team at Emory

Day two at Emory

Day two at Emory

Welcome to 2017 :)

The team ended the year with a bang, and we're starting off the New Year with some great successes.  Our Varsity debaters flew to Minneapolis in December and were greeted with minus 30 degree temperatures.  All the students who attended the tournament advanced to the elimination rounds.  Great job guys. 

And while the Varsity was "freezing their cases off"  in Minnesota, the JV debaters spent a great day at Stuyvesant (with 500 other debaters.)   We hosted a CFL/UDL tournament with students from all over the city and Westchester.  Our PFers, LDers and Policy Teams had a great time and home court advantage!

As soon as the New Year began, the team resumed its competitive schedule.  50 speech and Congress students trekked out to Mineola LI in the snow bringing back lots of finalists from Chaminade, including the Dou Champions Liam Elkind and Kate Johnston. The newly formed Parliamentary Team competed at Dalton 22 strong. These contests took place on Jan 7. Meanwhile...back at the ranch our varsity LD team went to Newark HS in New Jersey.  Katherine Fennell, our LD captain was invited to the Round Robin there.  She is considered on of the finest LDers in the country.

This week (14th) 50 debaters will head off to Lexington, Mass while 50 speakers and Congress students will compete at Regis.  

Coming up are Columbia, Emory and of course, Harvard. I am proud to report that our PF team Abie Rohrig and Zachary Ginsberg have been invited to the very prestigious Harvard Round Robin.  Currently, they are ranked #2 in the USA.  Katherine Fennell will be representing us at the LD Round Robin. 

So we are off to a great start.  We still need lots of support to get our team to Harvard, so if you can help, please click on our gofundme link HERE.  No amount is too small.

Best wishes to everyone for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.  Keep checking in for our latest updates

Julie Sheinman

Director of Forensics

Our Public Forum team at Blake!

Our Public Forum team at Blake!

Our Lincoln Douglas team at Blake!

Our Lincoln Douglas team at Blake!

Luola Chen - Top Speaker in Policy Debate at the Blake Tournament Jenny Han, her partner, was 2nd Speaker! Way to go girls!

Luola Chen - Top Speaker in Policy Debate at the Blake Tournament
Jenny Han, her partner, was 2nd Speaker! Way to go girls!

Chaminade in the snow (1/7/2017)

Chaminade in the snow (1/7/2017)

Our Lincoln Douglas team at the Newark Invitational!

Our Lincoln Douglas team at the Newark Invitational!

Abie Rohrig & Zachery Ginsberg Semi-Finalists Inbar Pe'er & Daniel Ju Finalists at Glenbrooks, Chicago

Abie Rohrig & Zachery Ginsberg Semi-Finalists
Inbar Pe'er & Daniel Ju Finalists at Glenbrooks, Chicago

 
Novice PFers at Ridge Nishmi Abeyweera, Mia Gindis, George Shey, Mina Ivanovik, Sam Brink, Inbar Pe'er, Bhavin Tanna, Zoe Davis, Tom Karim, Mehrunissa Malik, Mahesh Saha, Mohammad Ullah, Jeremy Lee, Leo Flessig

Novice PFers at Ridge

Nishmi Abeyweera, Mia Gindis, George Shey, Mina Ivanovik, Sam Brink, Inbar Pe'er, Bhavin
Tanna, Zoe Davis, Tom Karim, Mehrunissa Malik, Mahesh Saha, Mohammad Ullah, Jeremy Lee, Leo Flessig

Novice PF Finalists & Varsity at Ridge Mohammad Ullah, Jeremy Lee, Inbar Pe'er, Tom Karim, Mahesh Saha

Novice PF Finalists & Varsity at Ridge

Mohammad Ullah, Jeremy Lee, Inbar Pe'er, Tom Karim, Mahesh Saha

Asher Lasday, Champion & Shamaul Dilmohamed Finalist (8th Place) at Ridge Student Congress

Asher Lasday, Champion & Shamaul Dilmohamed Finalist (8th Place) at Ridge
Student Congress

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