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Classic Debate Camp (TM)

offers you the opportunity to...

  • work one-on-one with outstanding coaches and former champions

  • connect with other kids who love speech and debate

  • gain the skills needed to reach the next level

  • experience the beautiful campus of Kenyon College

CDC Debaters Start the 2019-2020 Season Strong!

On November 16, CDC LD debaters continued to dominate, closing out both Cardinal Mooney and Chagrin Falls: At Cardinal Mooney, John Dragos won 2nd and Hannah Kelly won 1st. At Chagrin Falls, Allie Dettelbach won 6th, Destynn Keuchel won 5th, Leah Honeycutt won 4th, Michael Faeges won 2nd and Nehal Chigurupati won 1st. At Copley, Leila Hamden won 6th, Patrick Hess won 5th, Maggie Snyder won 4th, and Clare Abboud won 2nd. And at Findlay, Sydney Hardern won 6th, and Canaan Smith won 3rd. In PF, at Cardinal Mooney, Will Blumel and Bella Catheline won 6th, and Zoe Bailey and Jenna Chmelik won 3rd. At Chagrin Falls, Ananth Menon and Marcus Novak won 4th, Jack Miranda and John DeSantis won 3rd, and Daniel Yan and Abraham Paik won 2nd. At Copley, Sophie Alber and Julianna Bragg won 4th, and Advait Chirayil and Rahul Parikh won 3rd. And at Findlay, Lily Meehan and Sebastian Roederer won 6th, and Julia Neal and Tess Patton won 2nd. Also at Findlay, Kyle Boyer won 3rd in IX and Sophia Wang won 3rd in USX. And at Chagrin Falls, Praveen Kumar won 4th in USX.

On November 9, CDC LD debaters won all 4 tournaments in Ohio: Leila Hamden won Revere, Hannah Kelly won Niles, Tony Liu won Princeton, and Nehal Chigurupati won Hawken. In PF, Daniel Yan and Abraham Paik won 1st at Hawken.


On November 2, at Perry, Tony Liu was the LD champion and Perry chair winner, and in IX, Brady Condon won 3rd. At Edison, Mourad Zeynalov was the LD champion, and Abby McGowan and Sarah Hatem won 3rd in PF.

On October 26, at DeSoto HS in Southaven, Mississippi, Sarah Grace Shurden won 1st in LD, 1st in OO, 2nd in Declamation, and 3rd in Extemp. On October 11-12, LD debater Shruti Gautam won first place at the Parkway West tournament in St. Louis. Congrats to all!

Two-Time NCFL Lincoln-Douglas National Champion Maya Arora

Joins the Classic Debate Camp(TM)  Staff

LD debater Maya Arora, currently a senior at Cape Fear Academy in Wilmington, North Carolina, will be teaching at Classic Debate Camp in the summer of 2020. Maya won the NCFL Grand National Tournament both in 2017, as a 9th grader, and in 2019, as an 11th grader. She becomes the 5th national champion on the CDC Staff, following Natalie Schaller (NSDA LD 2017), Eva Lamberson (NCFL LD 2018), Grace Johannes (NSDA LD 2019), and David Lyons (NSDA WSD 2019). See Maya's bio on the LD Staff Page.

Classic Debate Camp(TM)  Adds Extemp

and Congressional Debate!

CDC is now offering students instruction in Extemporaneous Speaking and Congressional Debate as well as Public Forum debate and traditional Lincoln-Douglas debate. Extempers may focus on either International (IX) or United States (USX) at CDC. Mr. Kevin McDougal, four time State Champion Coach of Extemp, is the senior instructor and curriculum coordinator of our Extemp & Congress division. Kasey Pukys, Ohio state champion in IX in 2018, is our junior instructor in Extemp & Congress. She helped to coach the 2019 state champions in both IX and USX. Mr. McDougal's and Kasey's bios are on the Extemp & Congress Staff page. More Extemp & Congress staff members will be added as the division grows.