This story was submitted by speech and debate department chair Jenny Achten.
At the online 2020 National Speech & Debate Tournament, held 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, who each had to qualify by placing in the top five percent of their local districts. The coaches were thrilled that Andrew’s hard work was nationally recognized. Also reaching elimination rounds were rising senior Jason Lin in Congressional Debate and 2020 graduate Avi Gulati in original oratory.