The speech and debate team wrapped up its season with some nice results! Haris Hosseini, rising senior, made it to the final round of original oratory at the National Speech & Debate Association championship and ended up taking a righteous third place. Jennifer Achten, Harker debate chair, noted Hosseini’s “nine-minute speech is a powerful critique of toxic masculinity.”
Rising junior Avi Gulati made the semifinals of original oratory with a speech about the pitfalls of mimicry and the value of being your own person, Achten noted. Gulati finished in seventh place, giving Harker two of the top 10 spots in the nation! These results put Harker in the top 10 overall in speech event sweepstakes. “Coach Scott Odekirk has done a wonderful job guiding their speeches and we are all very proud of the whole crew,” said Achten.