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2022 National Speech & Debate Champions

2022 National Tournament Circle of Champions

Speech Events

2022 National Speech & Debate Tournament DI Champion

Lanny D. and B. J. Naegelin Dramatic Interpretation

Logan Green from Hattiesburg High School, MS
Coached by Scott Waldrop and Reginald Chapman
2022 National Speech & Debate Tournament DUO Champion

Dr. Tommie Lindsey, Jr. Duo Interpretation

Christopher Heiskell and Adrianna Rodriguez from Harlingen High School South, TX
Coached by John Harper Reynolds and Edelmiro Cavazos
2022 National Speech & Debate Tournament HI Champion

Humorous Interpretation

Mfaz Mohamed Ali from Apple Valley High School, MN
Coached by Dan Hodges
2022 National Speech & Debate Tournament INFO Champion

Informative Speaking

Anneteke Adoga from Woodbury High School, MN
Coached by Suzanne White, Dillon White, and Suha Musa
2022 National Speech & Debate Tournament IEX Champion

A. C. Eley International Extemporaneous Speaking

McKinley Paltzik from Phoenix Country Day School, AZ
Coached by Nick Klemp
 
2022 National Speech & Debate Tournament OO Champion

Pam and Joe Wycoff Original Oratory

Esther Oyetunji from American Heritage Broward HS, FL
Coached by Ryan Levesque, Joele Denis, and Spencer Orlowski
2022 National Speech & Debate Tournament poi Champion

Program Oral Interpretation

Jarkeylon Ismail from Comeaux High School, LA
Coached by Jacob Simon
2022 National Speech & Debate Tournament US Extemp Champion

Carmendale Fernandes United States Extemporaneous Speaking

Peter Alisky from Smoky Hill High School, CO
Coached by Tom Tafoya, Carrie Faust, Joe Colacioppo, Jessica Prinsen

Debate Events

2022 National Speech & Debate Tournament HSE Champion

Congressional Debate – House

Parker De Deker from Neenah High School, WI
Coached by Andie Peterson-Longmore
2022 National Speech & Debate Tournament SEN Champion

Congressional Debate – Senate

Alex Zhang from Stratford High School, TX

Coached by Carlos Diaz
2022 National Speech & Debate Tournament LD Champion

Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Hannah Owens Pierre from Edina High School, MN

Coached by Mark Kivimaki and Joe Schmitt

2022 National Speech & Debate Tournament Policy Debate Champion

Richard B. Sodikow Policy Debate

Jiyoon Park and Zach Willingham from Washburn Rural High School, KS

Coached by Tim Ellis and Sean Duff

2022 National Speech & Debate Tournament PF Champion

Public Forum Debate

Amanda Frank and Maria Riofrio from NSU University School, FL

Coached by Aly Fiebrantz Awsare, Jacob Bosley, Matthew Norman, and Sharan Sawlani

2022 National Speech & Debate Tournament WSD Champion

World Schools Debate

Team Prop – West Los Angeles Violet, CA
Katie Babb
Nadia Chung
Alex Lee
Bodhi Silberling
Sungjoo Yoon

Coached by Brandon Batham

2022 National Speech & Debate Tournament BQ Champion

Big Questions Debate

Ethan Boneh from Palo Alto High School, CA

Coached by Sarah Youngquist, Sarah Simon, Kyle Hietala, and Jennie Savage

Supplemental Events

2022 National Speech & Debate Tournament Commentary Champion

​Brother René Sterner Prepared Commentary

Jordan Phillips from Aberdeen Central High School, SD

Coached by Kerry Konda

2022 National Speech & Debate Tournament Expository Speaking Champion

Expository Speaking

Amani Al-Hamedi from Lincoln Southwest High School, NE

Coached by Matt Heimes

2022 National Speech & Debate Tournament Extemp Debate Champion

Extemporaneous Debate

Jordan Schwartz from Alliance High School, OH

Coached by Bob Duncan, Chris Kamp, and Robert Duncan

 
2022 National Speech & Debate Tournament Impromptu Champion

Impromptu

Chloe Yang from Ridge High School, NJ

Coached by David Yastremski and Natasha Doski

2022 National Speech & Debate Tournament Spoken Word Poetry Champion

Original Spoken Word Poetry

Caitlin Williams from Everglades High School, FL

Coached by Jason AlFord

 
2022 National Speech & Debate Tournament Champions

Poetry Reading

Sydney Kwasa from Millard North High School, NE

Coached by Sabrina Denney Bull and Jackson Gzehoviak

2022 National Speech & Debate Tournament Spoken Word Prose Champion

Prose Reading

Rachel Laws from Lincoln East High School, NE

Coached by Nick Herink and Elle Barts

2022 National Speech & Debate Tournament Spoken Word Storytelling Champion

Storytelling

Douglas Chaiken from Round Rock Christian Academy, TX

Coached by Cathleen Ferose

Online Middle School National Champions

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2022 Online Middle School National Speech & Debate Tournament Champions

Celine Chang, Sierra Vista Middle School, California – Congressional Debate
Nicole Blanco, The Village Middle School, Texas – Declamation (TIE)
Saketh Madhusudhan, Oak Middle School, Massachusetts – Declamation (TIE)
Catalina Cabello-Corona, Vela Middle School, Texas – Dramatic Interpretation
Aierkana Ainiwaer and Vaani Gupta, The Village Middle School, Texas – Duo Interpretation
Helen Fang, Kraemer Middle School, California – Humorous Interpretation
Pavitra Kasthuri, The Harker School, California – Impromptu
Jade Capella, American Heritage Broward Middle School, Florida – Informative Speaking
Ananya Pradhan, The Harker Middle School, California – Lincoln-Douglas Debate
Anuraa Venkat, Lake Middle School, Minnesota – Mixed Extemporaneous Speaking
Luna Bouhairi, Jeffrey Trail Middle School, California – Original Oratory
Nicole Blanco, The Village Middle School, Texas – Original Spoken Word Poetry
Marlee Garza, Vela Middle School, Texas – Poetry
Emily Bleker, Parks Middle School, California – Pro Con Challenge
Anna Feng, Legacy Magnet Academy, California – Program Oral Interpretation
Nicole Blanco, The Village Middle School, Texas – Prose
Sarina Virmani and Helena Zhai, Nysmith School, Virginia – Public Forum Debate
Maya Haugen, Orono Middle School, Minnesota – Storytelling
Sophia Gong, Isabella Huang, Chaewon Joung, and Haesol Park, China Middle, China – World Schools Debate
 

Online Supplemental Events National Champions

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2022 Online Supplemental Events National Speech & Debate Tournament Champions

Nitiya Arun, Shakopee High School, Minnesota – Expository
Kate Bingham, Lincoln High School, Oregon – Prepared Prompt
Kate Bingham, Lincoln High School, Oregon – Pro Con Challenge
Emma Bottomley, University High School, Illinois – Prose Reading
Giavanna Chopra, Oak Ridge High School, California – Congressional Debate
Celeste Cruz Rivera, Lincoln East High School, Nebraska – Poetry Reading
Lauren Garfield, Stow-Munroe Falls High School, Ohio – Storytelling
Michelle Qiao, Leland High School, California – Original Spoken Word Poetry
Shivani Shrotri, Speech and Debate India High School, Mumbai, India – Extemporaneous Debate
Elizabeth Vassantachart, Cleveland High School, California – Brother René Prepared Commentary

National Student of the Year

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2022 National Student of the Year

Arjun Banerjee
Reservoir High School, MD

The William Woods Tate, Jr., National Student of the Year award, presented by Richard Bitner, is one of the most honorable and renowned student awards presented by the National Speech & Debate Association. The Student of the Year is awarded to a graduating senior member who has been honored as a District Student of the Year and who best represents the tenets of the Association’s Code of Honor: humility, equity, integrity, respect, leadership, and service.

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