Seven CSISD debaters qualify for national tournament


AMCHS National Qualifiers (left to right):  Maria Sottile, Elizabeth Palazzolo, Parth Sarin, Kevin Choi, Eric Pillai, Benjamin Lamb and Marley Hays


In addition, the team captured the district cumulative points trophy, the congressional debate sweepstakes award, and second place in the overall sweepstakes standings.


The following students earned the right to compete in the national tournament in Salt Lake City this summer.

  • Kevin Choi and Parth Sarin - Public Forum Debate
  • Maria Sottile - Original Oratory
  • Marley Hays - Domestic Extemporaneous
  • Benjamin Lamb - Domestic Extemporaneous
  • Elizabeth Palazzolo - Foreign Extemporaneous
  • Eric Pillai - Congressional Debate

In addition to earning a spot to nationals, the following students also qualified for the Texas Forensic Association state tournament, to be held next month in Pflugerville.

  • Kevin Choi - Foreign Extemporaneous
  • Kevin Choi and Parth Sarin - Public Forum Debate
  • Caroline Coopersmith & Eric Pillai - Cross Examination Debate
  • Marley Hays - Domestic Extemporaneous, Foreign Extemporaneous, Congressional Debate
  • Cassie He - Domestic Extemporaneous
  • Cassie He and Elizabeth Palazzolo - Public Forum Debate
  • Benjamin Lamb - Domestic Extemporaneous, Congressional Debate
  • Aabid Razvi - Congressional Debate
  • Maria Sottile - Original Oratory
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