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Inko Bovenzi

Instructor - Public Forum

Inko Bovenzi debated for Hunter High School in New York City. He qualified to the Tournament of Champions twice and reached elimination rounds his junior year. He has reached late elimination rounds in several varsity tournaments, including championing Columbia; finals at Yale; quarterfinals at UK, Millard North, and Glenbrooks; and semifinals at Scarsdale. In addition, he was 8th best speaker at Harvard, 3rd best speaker at UK, and 7th best speaker at Scarsdale. During his senior year, he was ranked first in PF in the country. After spending a gap year in Spain, Inko will be attending Harvard University this fall. He is eager to help CDC debaters to deepen their  in-round analytical abilities.

Anna Brent-Levenstein
Instructor - Public Forum

Anna Brent-Levenstein competed in Public Forum debate for Durham Academy, serving as the captain of her team in her senior year. She won the 2021 North Carolina state championship in PF. Nationally, Anna broke at Harvard, ASU, Blue Key, GMU, Duke, Sunvite, and UK, and she qualified for the Tournament of Champions (TOC), as well as the NSDA, NDCA, and NCFL national tournaments. Locally, Anna won her district's points race and was named district Student of the Year. Under her captaincy, Durham Academy’s PF team took all four of the district’s spots for nationals and closed out the varsity division of the NC state tournament. Outside of debate, Anna enjoys swimming, traveling, doing crossword puzzles, and spending time with friends. She plans on studying sociology and public policy as a member of Brown University’s Class of 2025. Anna could not be more excited to share her knowledge and love for debate with CDC campers this summer!

Krish Parikh

Instructor - Public Forum

Krish Parikh participated in Public Forum Debate all four years of high school, serving as PF captain for Jackson High School both his junior and senior year. He is a three-time qualifier for the Ohio state tournament and a two-time qualifier for the NSDA national tournament. He qualified in World Schools Debate in 2020 and will be competing in PF at nationals this year. In his senior year, Krish was the Ohio state champion in Public Forum. When he is not debating, Krish enjoys playing sports such as basketball, football, and spikeball. He also loves to travel and spend time with friends and family. He is looking forward to sharing his knowledge of debate with the participants of CDC. He will be attending Ohio State University in the fall. 

Lindsey Shrodek
Instructor - Public Forum

Lindsey Shrodek competed in Public Forum Debate all four years of high school. She was vice-president of the Howland speech and debate team her junior and senior years. She was a four-time state qualifier, a three-time NCFL qualifier, and a three-time qualifier to the NSDA national tournament. She reached late elimination rounds at the OSDA state tournament, NCFL nationals, and NSDA nationals. In 2020, she won 1st place in the gold division of Public Forum at Bethel Park, earning a gold bid to the TOC. Her senior year, she also advanced to the top 20 PF teams at the NSDA national tournament. Currently, she is studying philosophy and economics at Cleveland State University. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and playing board games with friends. Lindsey is excited to join the CDC staff and can't wait to pass on to campers the skills and lessons she has learned through debate. 

Abraham Paik
Instructor - Public Forum

Abraham Paik was a Public Forum Debater for University School. He debated for all four years, qualifying to the Ohio state tournament three years in a row. He advanced to the quarterfinals twice and won 2nd place in 2021. In addition, Abraham qualified to the NSDA national tournament twice and the Tournament of Champions three times (with a career total of 12 TOC bids). He advanced to the octafinals at the TOC this year. Throughout his senior year, one of Abraham's goals was to compete in as many tournament rounds as possible. In March, he surpassed 150 rounds. Other than debate, Abraham loves playing piano and backpacking. In the fall, he will be attending Williams College and camping in the mountains of New England every weekend. He looks forward to growing the next generation of virtuous victors at CDC.

Information about additional staff members will be posted as their participation is confirmed.
If you are a high school senior who would like to receive information about joining the Classic Debate Camp staff as an intern, please email us at classicdebatecamp@gmail.com.