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Dec. 18, 2017 - Jasper High School Speech and Debate Tournament Results


At the Berkner High School tournament on December 8-9, 42 speech and debate students represented Jasper High School among 817 entries from 43 schools. Special congratulations to Daniel Liang as First Speaker and Donovan Spall as Fourth Speaker in Public Forum, and to Jasper’s four Texas state qualifiers at this tournament: Daniel Liang and Sharan Tatineni as well as Donovan Spall and Yizhen Zhen in Public Forum. Additional results are listed below:

Jasper HS speech and debate State Qualifiers

Benjamin Ai, Daniel Liang, Donovan Spall, Yizhen Zhen and Sharan Tatineni.

 Informative Speaking

  • Pranav Nathan to Semis

Original Oratory

  • Ruilin Chen to Semis
  • Gargi Porwal to Semis

US Extemp (USX/DX)

  • Conny Cai to Semis
  • Sharan Tatineni to Semis
  • Daniel Liang – Sixth
  • Angela Wang – Fifth

International Extemp (IX/FX)

  • Renee Li to Semis
  • Gargi Porwal to Semis
  • Andy Shufer to Semis
  • Sophia Sonawalla to Semis
  • Benjamin Ai - Second

Congressional Debate

  • Tejas Bansal to Finals
  • Faiza Rahman to Finals
  • Angela Wang - Eighth

Public Forum Debate

  • Daniel Liang and Sharan Tatineni - First and State Qual
  • Donovan Spall and Yizhen Zhen - Second and State Qual
  • Renee Li and Brandon Wang to Octafinals
  • Edison Huang and Kevin Shao to Octafinals
  • Saher Lakhani and Neha Mullassery to Quarterfinals

The Jasper High School speech and debate team would like to thank Chuck Brandon and Berkner Speech and Debate for hosting and the twelve Jasper High School parent volunteers who served as judges.