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CSISD’s Razvi back-to-back state debate champ

CSISD’s Razvi back-to-back state debate champ
Posted on 01/17/2019
Photo of Aabid Razvi and Alen ZhangA&M Consolidated High School senior Aabid Razvi recently earned his second consecutive 5A state championship in the Texas UIL Congressional Debate contest.

In addition to the back-to-back state championships, Razvi placed second in the state as a sophomore.  

Razvi, along with his teammate Allen Zhang, competed as two of the top 54 congressional debate students in Texas.  Both made the top 16 to advance to the finals, which was held at the Texas Capitol.

Congressional Debate is an individual contest in a large group setting. It models the legislative process of democracy, specifically, the United States Congress. Within this mock legislative assembly competition, contestants draft legislation submitted to the tournament, and they research the docket of bills and resolutions dealing with real-world social and political policies prior to the contest to prepare their speeches. 

At the tournament, students caucus in committees, deliver formal discourse on the merits and disadvantages of each piece of legislation, and vote to pass or defeat the measures they have examined. Parliamentary procedure forms structure for the discourse, and students extemporaneously respond to arguments over the course of a session.

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