At Classic Debate Camp you can...
work closely with outstanding coaches and former champions including National Champions Katie Jack (NSDA 2021) and Hannah Owens Pierre (NSDA 2022)
connect with other kids who love debate
gain the skills you need to succeed at tournaments and in life
join a supportive and nurturing community in which you can have a career-changing experience with debate
Registration for CDC2023 is now open!
2022 Lincoln-Douglas National Champion and 2023 Minnesota State Champion Hannah Owens Pierre Is Coming to CDC 2023!
At the National Tournament hosted by the National Speech and Debate Association in Louisville last summer, Hannah won 1st Place in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, surpassing over 260 other competitors. More recently, Hannah also prevailed at her state tournament in Minnesota. She will be joining our 2023 LD staff along with Katie Jack, who was the 2021 NSDA National Champion and Colorado State Champion in LD. Previous national champions who have taught at Classic Debate Camp include Natalie Schaller (LD NSDA 2017), Maya Arora (LD NCFL 2017, 2019), Grace Johannes (LD NSDA 2019), Kennedy Hughes and David Lyons (WSD NSDA 2019), and Sasha Haines and Maggie Mills (PF NSDA 2020). Read Hannah's staff bio here.
CDC Campers Wrap Up January with Wins!
On January 27-28, at the Jefferson City Capital Classic in Missouri, the PF team of Bohan Pan and Eric Fan won 1st place in the Champ division. After going 3-1 in prelims, they won quarters, semis, and the finals on a 3-0 decision over the team that had defeated them in the first prelim round.
In Ohio, on January 28, both Hayden Frazee and Nikki Stein took 1st place in Congress for the second week in a row. Hayden won 1st at Solon, and Nikki won 1st at Napolean. Also at Napolean, Zayn Cheema won 4th, and Anushka Chaba won 3rd at Beavercreek.
In US Extemporaneous Speaking, Jacob Hannan won 1st place at Norton.
In PF, at Beavercreek, Rohan Athavale and Lynn Zheng won 2nd place, and Shrija Shandilya and Anuj Kulkarni won 3rd. At Norton, Anisha Rawal and Shakthi Prabhakaran won 3rd place, and Colin Moore and Ben Wilkinson won 4th. And Madison Orlando and Becky Walker won 5th place at Solon.
In LD, at Solon, Maggie Chen won 2nd place. At Napolean, Phoenix Smith won 3rd, and Avalon Ayres won 4th. At Boardman, Arveen Alaeddini won 3rd, and Lucy Papini won 5th. At Beavercreek, Bhuvan Meruga won 4th, Nishka Mishra won 5th, and Robert Einhorn won 6th. And at Norton, Divya Shanmugam won 5th, and Megan Kleinhenz won 6th.
Best of luck to everyone at your district tournaments!
Three CDC Congressional Debaters Win 1st Place on January 21 AND Other Good News from January Tournaments!
On January 21, 1st place winners in Congress were Hayden Frazee at Hoover, Nikki Stein at Sylvania, and Anushka Chaba at the University School-Classic Debate Camp tournament online. Also at Hoover, Abigail Meighen placed 5th, and also at Sylvania, Zayn Cheema placed 3rd.
In LD, Zaid Ashruf placed first at the US-CDC tournament. At Sylvania, Sachet Pati placed 2nd, Abby Poprocki placed 3rd, and Maggie Chen placed 4th. At Hoover, Sam Bowen placed 4th, and Daniel Zakari placed 6th. And at Cardinal Mooney, Lucy Papini placed 6th.
In PF, the team of Dylan Molter and Adam Stano placed 1st at Hoover. Rohan Athavale and Anurag Kejriwal placed 5th at Sylvania, and Sam Mathews and Raaghav Lele placed 5th at the US-CDC tournament.
In Extemp, Guhan Krishnan placed 2nd in IX at Sylvania, Tristan Miller placed 4th in IX at Hoover, and Jacob Hannan placed 5th in USX at Hoover.
On January 14, at Wooster, the PF team of Colin Moore and Ben Wilkinson won 1st place, making Wooster the third tournament they have won this season! The PF team of Dylan Molter and Adam Stano advanced to quarters. In LD, Tristan Williams made it to the semifinals while Joey Duncan, Chris Rhodes, and Owen Tritt made it to the quarters. In Congress, Hayden Frazee won 2nd, and in IX, Jasmine Shone won 5th.
At other tournaments on January 13-15, Lucy Papini won 5th in LD at Liberty in Ohio. At the Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy in North Carolina, in LD, Nash Riebe advanced to the quarters, Zaid Ashruf advanced to octas, and Arveen Alaeddini advanced to doubles. And AJ Bal advanced to doubles in LD at the James Logan MLK tournament in California.
On January 7, at Brecksville-Broadview Heights, the PF team of Colin Hsieh and Aidan Krishnaney won 1st place, and the team of Sam Mathews and Raaghav Lele won 4th. In LD, Arveen Alaeddini won 2nd place and Ella Jewell won 3rd.
At Wadsworth, the PF team of Aayush Vishwanath and Dhruti Shah won 2nd place and the team of Anisha Rawal and Shakthi Prabhakaran won 3rd. In Extemp, Jacob Hannan won 3rd in USx, and Tristan Miller won 3rd in IX.
And at Canfield, Owen Tritt won 1st place in LD.
On January 6-7, at the Fort Osage Varsity Tournament in Missouri, Elandrea Baker won 3rd place in IX and 4th in Champ LD. Back on December 9 and 10, at the Raytown High School Tournament, Elandrea Baker placed 4th in LD and 6th in IX, and she advanced to semifinals in OO as well.
CDC Campers competing outside of Ohio: Please send us your tournament results and pictures. We love to hear how your season is going!
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Final Classic Debate Camp Prep Session for 2022-2023 Season will be February 26 (OPEN TO ALL)
The Prep Session will be on Zoom, from 8:00-9:30 pm Eastern time, on Sunday, February 26. There will be a few CDC instructors on hand to facilitate, but mostly it will be a time for PF, LD, Congressional Debaters, and Extempers from all over to have an online practice with each other. You don't have to be a CDC camper to attend. It is open to everyone. We just ask each attendee to complete this RSVP form.
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