It was another successful weekend for the Speech & Debate team at the New York City Invitational this weekend! Sai Karavadi finished 1st place in Lincoln-Douglas (LD) Speaker Points and qualified to the semifinals round; this marks Sai's third qualifying bid to the Tournament of Champions and makes Quarry Lane history for placing in Speaker Points.
Zac Davis and Vineela Gogineni finished their LD rounds with winning records, and Kalyani Valiyaveettil made a splash by winning rounds in her first circuit tournament. In Public Forum, Keya Vijapure and Anik Sen finished with a winning record, including Keya earning an award for being one of the top 20 speakers out 400+ debaters! Ducky Anand and Lucinda Quintal added to the the teams wins, helping represent Quarry Lane throughout the tournament. Transitioning to the speech side of things, Sahana Nellian and Michael Schoonover competed in their first National Circuit tournament against some of the best competition in the country.