Foster High School - August 30-31, 2019
The new competitive season has finally arrived and as the team ventured out to its first competition, the field was largely represented by a few varsity members as the rest of the team readies itself for the full season ahead. At the George Ranch/Foster High School Swing hosted at George Ranch on August 30-31, a few of the team members began putting their state points on the board as they march toward the El Paso state tournament to be hosted in March. Among those with stellar finishes were Sarvesh Subramanian, who placed in the top eight of more than 80 LD Debate competitors at the meet, earning him four points toward his qualification in this event. Sarvesh also advanced to the semi-final bracket of Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking, putting two points on the board in that category! Fellow team member and team president Prateesh Vijayakumar advanced to the double-octa final round of LD Debate which earned him one point of his needed twelve point total. The team heads out to Pasadena High School next week as the larger squad gets ready to step out into the new competition season!
Pasadena High School - September 7, 2019
The Wolverine Debate Team had another successful weekend at Pasadena High School this Saturday. As they continue to earn more points and reach their goals of state qualification, Vice President Sarvesh Subramanian clocked in at 1st in Lincoln-Douglas debate, earning him 10 points which earned his state qualification in this event, as well as earning points in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking by placing 1st! Keeping up the winning streak, the rest of the team followed with their own individual successes as Zahra Virani placed 3rd in Informative, Zeeshan Hassan placed 6th in Novice Extemporaneous Speaking, and Rishi Bengani placed 5th in Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking. Not to be left behind, Isaiah Hall reached impromptu semifinals, the team of Rishi Bengani & Nathan Lee broke to quarters in PF, and Sophie Nguyen, Sana Kulkarni, and Zahra all made it to DX semi-finals. The team is looking forward to more wins at the next tournament at Clear Falls High School.
Clear Falls High School - September 20-21, 2019
The weekend of September 20th found the Wolverines competing at Clear Falls High School. The novices had a great start, with Melanie Rubio, Annsantra Sijo, Zeeshan Hassan, and Molysa Hang advancing to semifinals in Novice Extemporaneous Speaking. The novices continued their streak with Yusuf Islam making it to quarter-finals in Novice LD Debate. They were followed by Isaiah Hall and Sebastian Velasquez advancing to semifinals in impromptu and Muhammad Zain ranking 4th overall in the same event. Not to be left behind, Zahra Virani clocked in at 2nd place in Informative, earning her 4 more state points, Yusra Ahsan placed 3rd place with 3 state points, and Zain achieved 1 point by ranking 6th. Lastly, Vice President Sarvesh Subramanian reached quarters in LD Debate and received 3rd place in Original Oratory.
Bellaire High School - October 11-12, 2019
The weekend of October 11th and 12th found the Wolverine Debate Team at Bellaire High School's annual meet where they proceeded to rack up state points and excel in their individual events. In Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Isaiah Hall earned 2 state qualification points by advancing to quarters and Michael French reached octa-finals. Moving on to Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking, team vice president Sarvesh Subramanian achieved 3rd place which not only earned him 4 state points but also allowed him to reach his second state qualification. He also reached semi-finals for Original Oratory. In Novice Extemporaneous speaking, Jyothi Manoj earned 6th place and Zeeshan Hassan advanced to semi-finals. Keeping up the streak, novices Anto Antony ranked 5th in Novice Impromptu, Molysa Hang advanced to semi-finals in the same event, and Santra Sijo was 1st in Novice Dramatic Interpretation! Informative speaker Muhammad Zain also reached semi-finals and team secretary Yusra Ahsan earned 3rd place in the same event, earning her 3 more state qualification points and bringing her up to 6 overall.