Harker alumnus Ayush Midha ’15 is still winning debate awards – now as a Harvard student! He and his Harvard debate partner won the Rex Copeland Award, which is presented to the top college debate team in the nation.
Midha and partner won several invitational tournaments, giving them the best overall record of the year. The award was announced at the National Debate Tournament, held March 24-27 at the University of Kansas. Other teams in the top five included Georgetown University, Wake Forest University and two teams from U.C. Berkeley.
Harker debate coaches Greg and Jenny Achten attended the tournament and were very proud to see Midha receive the Copeland and to make it to the quarterfinals of the tournament. “It is a ton of fun to watch our alums debate so successfully at the collegiate level,” said Jenny Achten. Greg Achten added that Midha’s debate achievements are especially laudable alongside his rigorous premed course of study.