Speech and Debate State Results

Mason placed 10th overall out of 64 schools across the state in TEAM SWEEPSTAKES!
We had several students advance through elimination rounds and finals. Here are the individual results:
Rishi Mehta – 4th place in the STATE in Informative Speaking
Chinmay Bakshi – 5th place in the STATE in International Extemporaneous Speaking
Nihar Rama – 7th place in the STATE in United State Extemporaneous Speaking
Aditya Jog & Suraj Komatineni – FINALISTS in Student Congress (top 18 out of 211 competitors)
Michael Hakes & Tristan Groenewold – Semi-finalists in Student Congress
Jenny Zhang – Semi-finalist in Original Oratory
The team of Atneya Nair & Rahul Ramesh – Octa-finalists in Public Forum Debate
Shravya Kamaraju – Quarter-finalist in Declamation
Aditi Rajgopal – Quarter-finalist in International Extemporaneous Speaking
Karishma Ponkshe – Double-Octafinalist in Lincoln-Douglas Debate
Shriya Penmetsa – Quarter-finalist in Original Oratory
Vidhan Bhardwaj – Quarter-finalist in United State Extemporaneous Speaking
Overall, it was an extremely successful state tournament!