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This past weekend 8 of our novice debaters competed at the Sunflower Debate Invitational (i.e. Novice State), The team of Wade Boohar and Khushi Kohli finished in 3rd place in the Novice Open division (open to any 1st year debater in Kansas from grades 9-12). They lost in the semi-finals to the eventual champions from SM East. Additionally, individual students are recognized for their speaking ability at this tournament. Out of 128 students in this division, Wade was ranked as the Best Speaker in the division and Khushi was ranked as the 2nd best!
In the Novice division (open to 9th graders only), the team of Madison Krakar and Khushi Parsai finished in 9th place. Khushi was recognized as the 4th best speaker in this division out of 136 debaters.
Tasmin Sangha, Samuel Liu, Michelle Chen, and Neha Sridhar also competed for ON this past weekend and performed well. The future of ONHS Debate looks very bright! Congrats all!!!!