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CDC Debaters Win 2nd in World Schools and 4th in LD at Nationals!

At the NSDA national tournament in Louisville last week, Bhuvan Meruga and Kunal Ponkshe were members of the Western Ohio Blue World Schools debate team that made it to the final round and finished in 2nd place. Lincoln-Douglas debater Leila Hamdan advanced to the 14th round of competition and finished in 4th. She also won 4th place in the LD Speaker Awards based on her scores in the prelim rounds. Leila attended CDC in the summer of 2019. She will be returning to CDC this summer as an instructor. (See Leila's bio here.)

Altogether 37 CDC campers competed at the 2022 national tournament. Here are some of the other noteworthy results: 

  • Sam Bowen advanced to the semifinals in BQD 

  • Elandrea Baker advanced to the double-octafinals in BQD (top 32)

  • Colin Moore advanced to the double-octafinals in BQD (top 32)

  • Shreyas Teegala advanced to round 10 in LD and won 7th best speaker

  • Praveen Kumar advanced to the semifinals in USX and won 11th place

  • Guhan Krishnan advanced to the quarterfinals in USX (top 30)

  • Lily Stuart advanced to round 8 in IX (top 60)

  • Destynn Keuchel advanced to double-octafinals in WSD

  • Varun Tamaskar advanced to double-octafinals in WSD

  • Rohan Athavale advanced to triple-octafinals in WSD

  • Nash Brown advanced to triple-octafinals in WSD

  • Maggie Chen advanced to triple-octafinals in WSD

  • Ella Jewell advanced to triple-octafinals in WSD

  • Chris Rhodes advanced to triple-octafinals in WSD

  • Divya Shanmugam advanced to triple-octafinals in WSD

  • Nikki Stein advanced to triple-octafinals in WSD

  • Hayden Frazee advanced to quarters in Congressional Debate - House

If you're a CDC camper who made it to the elim rounds in your event at nationals, please email us and let us know the details!  If you took any photos at nationals, please share them with us! 

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2022 CDC Campers at the Ohio State Tournament

State Qualifiers (bids)

  • Hayden Frazee in Congress

  • Ben Kissinger in Congress

  • Mary Paydock in Congress

  • Lily Stuart in IX

  • Emma Blemaster in LD

  • Olivia DeCesare in LD

  • John Dragos in LD

  • Ed Driscoll in LD

  • Leila Hamdan in LD

  • Destynn Keuchel in LD

  • Bhuvan Meruga in LD

  • Abby Poprocki in LD

  • Divya Shanmugam in LD

  • Reyan Shariff in LD

  • Ryan Si in LD

  • Shreyas Teegala in LD

  • Colin Hsieh & Ananth Menon in PF

  • Lily Meehan & Caterina Svobodny in PF

  • Colin Moore & Ben Wilkinson in PF

  • Julia Neal & Tess Patton in PF

  • Anisha Rawal & Andrew Xing in PF

  • Varun Tamaskar & James Cullers in PF

  • Jacob Hannan in USX

  • Guhan Krishnan in USX​

  • Praveen Kumar in USX

State Qualifiers (districts)

  • Jasmine Shone in IX

  • Arveen Alaeddini in LD

  • Avalon Ayres in LD

  • Colin Barberic in LD

  • Jeremy Battle in LD

  • Sam Bowen in LD

  • Maggie Chen in LD

  • Joey Duncan in LD

  • Karun Gopal in LD

  • Ella Jewell in LD

  • Carter Kilby in LD

  • Sharanya Nair in LD

  • Kunal Ponkshe in LD

  • Zak Quereshy in LD

  • Seryne Rafique in LD

  • Owen Tritt in LD

  • Rohan Athavale & Sai Rishik Lingam in PF

  • Rohith Chandrasekar & Azhaan Ashraf in PF

  • Spencer Drylie & Matthew Lee in PF

  • Dylan Molter & Adam Stano in PF

  • Siddhant Nagar & Animesh Shukla in PF

  • Becky Walker & Madison Orlando in PF

  • Niya Patel in USX

  • Sophia Wang in USX​