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Seniors move to No. 1 in the nation in debate

Noah Gold '22 and Zach Marcus '22 soared to No. 1 in the National Debate Coaches Association rankings in Public Forum after winning the online Princeton Classic on December 5, their second straight victory in a national speech and debate tournament. The pair prevailed in 12 rounds of competition in the classic, which included some 140 entries and took place just five weeks after they won the public forum title at Florida's prestigious Blue Key tournament.
Teammates Sophia Rubinstein '22 and Eva Tariko '22 climbed to 18th in the nation; they advanced to the octofinals of the Princeton Classic. The two teams highlighted another successful tournament under coach Kate Hamm: Sindhu Talluri '25 and Max Salomon '25 advanced to the quarterfinals in the novice division of Public Forum Debate (117 teams); David Dubovy '22 reached the finals in Congressional Debate, finishing in the top 12; and Ali Feghhi '25 advanced to the semifinals in Humorous Interpretation of Literature. A number of other RE competitors advanced out of the preliminary rounds.

Members of RE's speech and debate team – which has more than 130 members – have also fared well in a number of local and regional tournaments, including those below:

Catholic Forensic League 2 Results

Dramatic Interpretation
In 1st place, Jessica Weinstein’22
In 2nd place, Leila Zaydon ’23

Duo Interpretation
In 2nd place, Zoe Punjwani ’22 and Rebecca Gotterer ’22
In 3rd place,  June Frankel ’23 and Eva Bricker ’23

In 1st place, Sol Cuello-Robert ’22
In 2nd place, Anya Dua ’22
In 3rd place, Lauren Zanarini ’22
Program of Oral Interpretation
In 3rd place, Alexandra Henriquez ’22

Public Forum
In 3rd place, Adriana Carvalho ’25 and Natalia Cobas ’25
In 2nd place, Nate Kaplan ’24 and Jake Perdigon ’24

Student Congress
Chamber A
In 2nd place, Luciana Pardo Munoz Ledo ’25
Chamber B
In 2nd place, Lucas Blanco ’24
Chamber C
In 2nd place, Luca Campiani ’22
Chamber D
In 2nd place, Liv Steinhardt ’23
Cypress Bay The Tradition Results 

In Humorous Interpretation, Ali Feghhi ’25 placed 1st
In Novice Public Forum Sindhu Talluri ’25 and Max Salomon ’25 placed 2nd
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