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RHS Speech and Debate Students Compete at Harvard Tournament

Harvard University hosts one of the largest and most competitive speech and debate tournaments every year. This year, a record 480 schools attended virtually from 38 states and 8 countries. This included the United States, Canada, China, the Dominican Republic, France, India, Singapore, and Taiwan. Randolph High School students competed against many of these international teams in their debate or speech rounds, which was very exciting for our students to compete against students from all over the world.
A total of 18 students competed in events including Dramatic Interpretation, Extemporaneous Speaking, Humorous Interpretation, Informative Speaking, Junior Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Junior Varsity Public Forum Debate, Program of Oral Interpretation, Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Forum Debate, and Varsity Public Forum Debate.
This year, two of our student competitors, RHS Sophomores Jonah Perelman and Conner Cafero, made it to "triple-octofinals" in Junior Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate. They were in the top 64 entries in the event which is a prestigious achievement at one of the world's most competitive youth speech and debate competitions.
Congratulations to all of our students who competed including:
Kayla De Brito
Rachel Gontarski
Narain Sriram
Jonah Perelman
Conner Cafero
Amritha Senthilkumaran
Vanessa Guo

James Messina
Christopher Sebastian
Kaily Kim

Kyle Johnson
Sean Wattman
Pratik Rao
Isabella Hu
Brianna Nissel
Balamurugan Saravanan
Hugo Tan
Tim Wang