MHS Speech & Debate Takes on State Finals

A record-number 39 qualifiers represented the MHS Speech & Debate Team at this year’s Ohio Speech and Debate Association’s State Finals in Sylvania, OH, over March 1-3. 2018. In addition to earning its sixth STATE CHAMPION in school history, Mason’s team placed sixth overall in TEAM SWEEPSTAKES out of 67 schools in attendance. Way to go, Comets!

Here are the competition results:

STATE CHAMPION in Declamation – Prathamesh Chati

STATE RUNNER-UP in Informative Speaking – Rishi Mehta

FINALIST (6th place) in Informative Speaking – Avi Parshionikar

QUARTER-FINALIST (5th place) in Lincoln-Douglas Debate – Karishma Ponkshe

QUARTER-FINALISTS in Public Forum Debate – Team of Atneya Nair and Rahul Ramesh

FINALIST (15th out of 224) in Student Congress – Suraj Komatineni

US Extemporaneous Speaking – Musa Khan

US Extemporaneous Speaking – Vidhan Bhardwaj

Informative Speaking – Arnav Divekar
Declamation – Mira Krishnan
Original Oratory – Shriya Penmetsa
International Extemporaneous Speaking – Aditi Rajgopal

Public Forum Debate – Team of Megan Cui & Anagh Kulkarni