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Plano West Speech & Debate Wins National Championship

May 9, 2024

The Plano West Senior High Speech and Debate Team brought home a national championship!

On May 4-5, 2024, the Wolfpack competed in the Extemporaneous Speaking Tournament of Champions, held at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Plano West had five qualified competitors along with two students that qualified from Shepton High School.

image of Plano West Speech and Debate qualifiers and teacher with trophy.

Image of Plano West Speech & Debate finalists and their teacher with the sweepstakes championship trophy.

Out of 20 schools and 50 competitors invited, Plano West earned the top spot and captured the Sweepstakes Championship as the Best Limited Prep Speaking School in the country!

Below are the individual results:


  • (Alexandre) Sasha Morel-Champion in both Extemporaneous Speaking and Impromptu Speaking
  • Abraham Zhang-5th Place Overall

Semifinalists (Top 12 in the Nation):

  • Rehan Buvvaji (Shepton)
  • Roshan Shivnani (Shepton)
  • Sophia Wei

Quarterfinalist (Top 24 in the Nation)

  • Evelyn Ding

Plano ISD congratulates these finalists and Plano West Director of Speech and Debate Reggie Chapman for this tremendous honor!