Speech and Debate Team

The Ransom Everglades Speech and Debate (RESD) Team strives to bring out the best in students, making them confident public speakers, educating them on how to develop an argument, and providing them with the opportunity to give their voices a platform and purpose, and to use their words for action. The team also fosters a well-spoken, well-informed environment in which people are not afraid to speak up for themselves, and RESD's mission is to help students find "strength in words."

Team News

Student Leaders

President: Amelia Fox '22
Vice-President: Marco Zhao '23
Secretary: Luca Campiani '22 
Service Coordinator: Clara Villalba '22
 

Coaches

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Kathleen Hamm

    Kathleen "Kate" Hamm 

    History & Social Sciences Teacher, Speech and Debate Coach
    305-460-8221
    St. Cloud State University - B.A.
    Loras College - M.A.
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    Frances Alexander 

    English Teacher
    305-250-4576
    Northwestern University - B.A.
    Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English - M.A.
  • Photo of Brittany Spencer

    Brittany "Cece" Spencer 

    History & Social Sciences Teacher
    305-250-8224
    Florida International University - B.A
    University of Essex - M.A.

Roster

Abboud, Noa '24
Alfonso, Chloe (Chloe) '24
Arencibia, Loriz '23
Arroyo-Jefferson, Jaral '25
Bhagwan, Kamran '25
Bhandari, Anya (Anya) '25
Blanco, Lucas '24
Bonafonte, Sophia '24
Bouyoucef, Mia '25
Bricker, Eva '23
Campiani, Luca '22
Carrillo, Marley '25
Carvalho, Adriana (Didi) '25
Carvalho, Lucas '23
Cedeno, Valeria (Vale) '24
Cobas, Natalia '25
Colina, Claudia '25
Crosby, Leticia '23
Crowley, Thomas '24
Cuello Robert, Sol '22
Cuy, Julia '25
Darcangelo, Daniella '24
Davidson, Mather '22
Day, Michael (Mikey) '25
de Lope, Patricio '25
Demos-Brown, Jillian (Jilly) '25
DeStefano, Dashiell '22
Di Gasbarro, Ella Rose '22
Djerejian, Isabel (Isabel) '25
Dua, Anya '22
Dubovy, David '22
Escoto Cordova, Mia (Mia) '25
Falero, Luca '25
Feghhi, Ali '25
Feldman, Logan (Logan) '24
Feldman, Rex (Rex) '25
Ferrentino, Haile '25
Ferrer, Rebecca '24
Fishman, Jonah '25
Fox, Amelia '22
Fox, Ian '24
Frankel, June (June) '23
Friedman, Jessica '23
Gedde, Andrew '25
Geller, Elle (Elle) '25
Gold, Noah '22
Gomez, Jorge (Jorgie) '25
Gomez, Nohan '25
Gonzalez, Ella '24
Gonzalez, Jordan '24
Gonzalez, Kaitlyn '24
Gotterer, Rebecca '22
Granda-Scott, Cecilia '22
Granite, Sophie '22
Griffin, Tomas '25
Hellring, Jesse '25
Henriquez, Alexandra '22
Hermann, Livia (Livia) '22
Howard, Lauren '23
Joeveer, Sander '24
Joeveer, Sirja '25
Joseph, Andre '22
Juhasz, Daniel (Daniel) '25
Juhasz, Sophia '23
Kamlani, Zubin '25
Kaplan, Dina (Dina) '22
Kaplan, Kenzie (Kenzie) '25
Kaplan, Nathan (Nate) '24
Katz, Jacob '24
Kerr, Veronica '23
Kumar, Javier (Javi) '22
Lamnin, Harrison (Harrison) '25
Lavernia, Anna (Anna Sofia) '25
Leiser, Alexandra (Alexandra) '25
Leiser, Isabella (Isa) '23
Lopez, Francesca '24
Luca, Daniel (Daniel) '23
Malone, Todd (TJ) '25
Manstein, Dieter '25
Marcus, Zachary (Zach) '22
Martinez, David '25
McAliley, Jackson (Jackson) '23
Mederos, Michael '25
Mena, Gerardo '24
Mendelson, Daniel (Danny) '25
Merlo-Garzon, Joaquin '24
Miner, Dylan '23
Mopsick, Trent '23
Ng, Kyle '23
Ng, Lindsay '25
Page, Lauren '24
Pages, Rodolfo (Rudy) '25
Pardo Munoz Ledo, Luciana '25
Perdigon, Emma '25
Perdigon, Jake '24
Pines, Francisco (Frankie) '25
Pinnar, Antonia '25
Pollock, Jack '24
Punjwani, Zoe '22
Raju, Varun (Varun) '24
Rebessi, Marella (Marella) '24
Rodriguez, Nicole (Nicole) '22
Rouillard, Sophie '24
Rua, Sofia (Sofi) '24
Rubinstein, Sophia '22
Salomon, Max '25
Sanchez-Tembleque Wood, Carmen '23
Schultz, Eve '25
Segal, Oliver '23
Semerci, Lara '23
Sepin, Riley '25
Serpenguzel, Kayra '25
Signorello, Mason (Mae) '23
Sotero, Elisa '24
Steinhardt, Liv '23
Tabet, Mark '22
Talluri, Sindhu '25
Tariko, Eva '22
Tekriwal, Nina '25
Tovar, Ana Maria '22
Uriarte Jimenez, Alba '22
Valles, Theo '25
Vengoechea Schiff, Cianna '25
Villalba, Clara '22
Weinstein, Jessica '22
Whited, Eric '25
Yang, Yuanjin (Adaya) '25
Zaldivar, Noah (Noah) '22
Zanarini, Lauren '22
Zaydon, Leila '23
Zhao, Marco '23
Zoi, Mike (Mikey) '24
Zuckerman, Hannah '25
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.