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Nov 15, 2013 03:35PM ● By tina

Southlake Carroll Dragon Debate Team Continues Winning Streak    

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Submitted by Barbara Cohen

Southlake Carroll Debate Team

Senior Daniella Cohen was invited to the first major national Congressional Debate Round Robin of the year at the University of Florida. The Blue Key Debate Society invited the top 16 debaters in the country to compete, and Daniella won the honor of ranking 1st in the nation in Congressional Debate.

After the Round Robin event, Daniella competed in the tournament that included more than 230 student participants from around the country. Once again, she took top honors in first place.

While Daniella was proudly representing the Dragon tradition in Florida, her teammates were also sweeping numerous awards back home in Texas at the Naaman Forest Speech Tournament in Garland. Dragon Debate took 3rd place sweepstakes. Contributing to the team’s success were:


Djorn Patel    -  1st in Varsity LD

David Jenkin  -  1st in Novice LD

Adhi Subharamanian & Alex Federic   -   2nd in Public Forum Debate

Joseph DePumpo    -  1st I Congressional Debate

Priyanka Sur   -  2nd in Congress

Azhar Hussain  -   4th in Congress

Kevin O’Brie    -  5th in Congress & 1st

Ali Prasla   -   6 in Congress &  2thnd

Annequah Naeem  - 4th in Foreign Extemp

Marshall Richardso   -   5th in U.S. Extemp

Phillip Sella   -  3rd in U.S. Extemp & Congressional finalist                             

Mafaaz Tanzeem  -  5th in Foreign Extemp

Fatima Zuberi    -   Congressional finalist

The Dragon Forensics team’s next major national competition will be at the Chicago Glenbrooks during Thanksgiving break. 

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