Speech & Debate

Foothill's speech and debate team won top honors recently at the regional Dempsey Cronin Invitational held at Santa Clara University.
The team of Bryce Fan and Arthur Hwang won top honors in the public forum division. This is the fourth year in a row Foothill has taken first place in that division at this tournament. Fan and Hwang's record was five wins and no losses in the preliminary rounds. They won the division without losing a single round. Arthur was also ranked the top ninth speaker out of 107 debaters.
Debaters in the novice division Kevin George, Saehej Kang, Amy Jin, Aya Keller, Vishnu Arul, Abhishek Bhatt, Andy Li, and Kavin Suresh experienced great success at the competition. The team of Vishnu and Abhishek ended the tournament with a preliminary record of four wins and one loss, while Andy and Kavin made it to the elimination rounds and advanced to the octafinals in the novice division. In addition, Amy was ranked the ninth top speaker out of 224 debaters.

Congratulations to the Foothill debate team for another successful competition.

Foothill’s speech and debate team meets every Friday in D-16 (Mrs. Fulton’s classroom). For more information, please contact info@foothilldebate.com

Bottom photo -- Arthur Hwang (left) and Bryce Fan