This story was submitted by speech and debate department chair Jenny Achten.
At the 2020 National Speech & Debate Tournament, held online June 14-20, rising senior Andrew Sun was awarded the Congressional Debate Leadership Bowl by his fellow final round competitors. Each student (all from different schools) was asked to vote for the one competitor that best embodied ideal debate skills and outstanding character. Reaching the final round is also a huge honor as the tournament had over 450 competitors, each of whom had to qualify by placing in the top 5 percent of their local districts. The coaches were thrilled that Sun’s hard work was nationally recognized. Also reaching elimination rounds were rising senior Jason Lin in congressional debate and Avi Gulati ’20 in original oratory.