West Debate Team Wins Yale!

Last weekend Plano West Speech and Debate continued its winning streak- this time at the Yale Tournament. While the kids spoke from their homes in Plano instead of spending the weekend in Connecticut, the PWSH Debate Team had a phenomenal showing at a tournament featuring 279 schools from 33 states across the country. PWSH Junior, Max Blackwell championed Dramatic Interpretation as well as placed 2nd in Duo Interpretation. In total, Plano West had 19 students in elimination rounds! The full results are as follows:  

Dramatic Interpretation: 

Max Blackwell- Champion  

Duo Interpretation: 

Max and Walker Blackwell- 2nd  


Abhinav Chellury- 4th 

Amit Konda- 8th  

Julia Duan- Semis 

Leo Yu- Semis 

Srjana Srivatsa- Quarters 

Neil Gupta- Quarters 

Shrey Bahl- Quarters 

Justin Zhu- Quarters 

Atharv Kulkarni- Quarters  

 Original Oratory: 

Joshua Li- Semis 

Haniyyah Zia- Quarters 


Charles Hou- 3rd 

Gabriel Bo- Octas (Top 40) 

Public Forum: 

Mahendra & Zeng- Doubles (top 32) 

Lee & Zhou- Triples (Top 64) 

PWSH Debate 2021 Yale Finalists