This article was originally published in the fall 2012 Harker Quarterly.
Anuj Sharma and Aneesh Chona, now seniors, were crowned national champions in public forum debate at the National Forensic League’s national tournament on June 15. Recent graduates Akshay Jagadeesh ‘12 and Aakash Jagadeesh ‘12 (no relation) reached the top 30. The tournament featured more than 260 teams, and thousands of students across the country competed just to qualify for the tournament.
Harker also won a school of excellence award in the debate category. These awards are given to schools with multiple successful teams.