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Fourteen Bellaire debaters participated at the National Speeach & Debate Association National Speech
& Debate tournament in Birmingham, Alabama in June.  Maya Waterland was the only senior on the
trip which gives Bellaire Debate claim to having the largest number of returning national qualifiers in
the nation.  Maya Waterland and Robert Brown advanced to elimination rounds in Public Forum
debate while Evan Finley advanced to the semifinal round of Congressional Debate.  Next year the
NSDA National Speech & Debate tournament will be held June 126-23 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  
Going into next year's national tournament Bellaire is tied for third place for the Karl E. Mundt
Sweepstakes Award for Congressional Debate.

South Texas NSDA District Congress results April 22




















Senate
Evan Finley National Qualifier
Sherley Wang  7th place

House 1
Ashley Clarke  4th place
Sarika Kotha 8th place

House 2
Ioana Nechiti  National Qualifier
Melanie Che  4th place
Patrick Han 7th place
Alice Qiu 8th place

House 3
Jeffrey Chen  4th place

UIL CX State tournament results March 17-18
Kevin Guo/Gabriel Wu octofinals
Ally Sun/Julia Zheng  octofinals

TFA State tournament results March 9-11





























Public Forum
Maya Waterland/Robert Brown 2nd place
Jacob Tate  1st place Speaker Award
Alissa Kono 3rd place Speaker Award

South Texas NSDA District tournament results February 23-25
CX
Kevin Guo/Gabriel Wu National Qualifier
Lucy Ding/Joy Li  National Qualifier
Tristan Koster/Rafael Trevino 7th place

USX
Jacob Tate 3rd place

LD
Jason Kraynak  6th place

Seven Lakes HS tournament results February 10-11
CCX
Tristan Koster/Rafael Trevino  2nd place
Siddharth Eric/Joy Li  3rd place
Lucy Ding/Lucy Wu  quarterfinals
Kevin Guo/Gabriel Wu quarterfinals
Rhiannon Morris/Allen Wang quarterfinals

LD
Alex Pantazopol  double octos

Texas City HS tournament results February 3-4
Congress
Rebecca Parsons  3rd place

Westside HS tournament results February 4
LD
Anna Thorat 4-0 to City Championship

Lamar HS tournament results January 27-28  
CCX
Kevin Guo/Gabriel Wu  3rd place

CLD
Ioana Nechiti octofinals



Clear Creek HS tournament results January 20-21
CX
Siddharth Eric/Joy Li  1st place
Lucy Ding/Lucy Wu  3rd place

CLD
Connie Lin  octofinals

Katy HS tournament results January 13-14
CX
Lucy Ding/Lucy Wu  3rd place
Ally Sun/Julia Zheng quarterfinals

CLD
Alex Pantazopol octofinals

Sam Houston HS tournament results January 14
LD
Anna Thorat  octofinals

University of Houston tournament results January 6-7
CLD
Jason Kraynak double octofinals

Dobie HS tournament results January 7
CX
Rhiannon Morris/Allen Wang 3rd place
Tristan Koster/Rafael Trevino quarterinals

CLD
Alex Pantazopol quarterfinals


News & Stories from June 2016-December 2016
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Non Qual House 1
Eduardo Moeller 3rd place
Ze Chen 4th place
Rachel Burns 5th place
Jesse Ji 6th place

Non Qual House 2
Aileen Hu  1st place
Andrew Li 5th place
Rebecca Parsons 6th place
Pranutha Punukula 7th place
Tom Joby 8th place























































Public Forum
Maya Waterland/Robert Brown Nat Qualifier
Alissa Kono/Jacob Tate National Qualifier

Informative
Melanie Che National Qualifier
Ashley Clarke National Qualifier





Congress
Eduardo Moeller  3rd place
Sherley Wang  7th place

PF
Rachel Burns/Sarika Kotha octofinals










Marsha Jump HUDL Coach of the Year



PF
Jacob Tate/Alyssa Kono 1st place
Jeffrey Chen/Elina Chen octofinals
Olivia Faust/Sarika Kotha octofinals

Congress
Evan Finley 4th place
Sherley Wang  finals

PF
Jacob Tate/Alyssa Kono quarterfinals






Congress
Evan Finley 8th place
Sherley Wang finals
Eduardo Moeller finals





Congress
Tom Joby finals


PF
Robert Brown/Maya Waterland 2nd place


NPF
Sarah Birenbaum/Rachel Burns  3rd place