2017-2018 Parkway West Speech & Debate Results
GSL Limited Preparation Festival (9/30): (too bad this tournament didn't have sweeps...)
-In Novice Duet Improv, Ibrahim Ahmed & Maaz Khan were 6th, Rithvik Karthikeyan & Haseeb Malik were 3rd and Zoey Womick & Laura Young were 2nd.
-In Varsity Duet Improv, Maddie Cooke & Carson Lolley were 3rd and Kristina Humphrey & Luke Donovan were 2nd.
-In Varsity Impromptu, Nick Bateman was 4th, Jon Ma was 3rd, Cheryl Ma was 2nd, and Ryan O'Connor was the Tournament Champion.
-In Novice Extemp Debate, Ariej Rafiq was 3rd and Connor Olliff was 2nd.
-In Varsity Extemp Debate, Victor Folk was 7th, Anjali Kumar was 4th, Haran Kumar was 2nd, and Gokul Venkatachalam was the Tournament Champion.
Oakville Congress (10/7):
-Cheryl Ma and Gokul Venkatachalam were both CHAMPIONS in their chambers!
GSL Conference Tournament #1 (10/27 & 10/28)
-Anjali Kumar was 7th in Domestic Extemp
-Zoey Womick was 3rd in Novice Radio
-In Storytelling, Laura Young was 6th and Zoey Womick was 4th and the Top Novice
-Maryam Oyebamiji was 4th in Prose Reading
-Cheryl Ma was 5th in Interpretation
-In Congress, Connor Olliff was the Top Novice and Gokul Venkatachalam was 4th
-Haran Kumar was the Tournament Champion in Foreign Extemp
-B Antonenko & Jon Ma were the Tournament Champions in Duo Interp
-Ryan O'Connor was the Tournament Champion in Poetry Reading AND Oratory
-Zoey Womick & Laura Young were the Tournament Champions in Novice Public Forum
-Cheryl Ma & Ryan O'Connor were 2nd in Varsity Public Forum
-Nick Bateman was 2nd in Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate
-Gokul Venkatachalam & Haran Kumar were the Tournament Champions in Policy Debate
FHN/Troy Events/Debate (11/3 & 11/4): Team Sweeps - 2nd in Debate, 3rd Overall
-Gokul Venkatachalam was 4th in DX and 2nd in Radio Speaking
-In Radio Speaking, Anjali Kumar was 6th and Nina Maitra was 5th
-Sara Marks was 3rd in Novice Oratory
-Nina Maitra was 4th in Varsity Lincoln Douglas
-In Novice Lincoln Douglas, Ibrahim Ahmed was 5th, Maaz Khan was 4th, and Kunal Addagarla was 2nd.
-In Novice Policy Debate, Sri Jaladi & Adi Patro were 4th while Yusuf Hacking & Sid Das were the Tournament Champions
-In Varsity Policy Debate, Charlie Woodruff & Victor Folk were 4th while Gokul Venkatachalam & Jon Ma were 2nd.
GSL Conference #2 (11/10-11/11):
-Kristina Humphrey was 6th in Storytelling
-Nina Maitra was 6th in Informative and a semifinalist in Lincoln Douglas Debate
-Jon Ma was 5th in Domestic Extemp
-Cheryl Ma was 4th in Interpretation
-In Congressional Debate, Connor Olliff was the Top Novice and Gokul Venkatachalam was 4th
-Ryan O'Connor was 2nd in Oratary and the Tournament Champion in Poetry
-Ryan O'Connor & Cheryl Ma were semifinalist in Public Forum Debate
-Haran Kumar & Gokul Venkatachalam were the Tournament Champions in Policy Debate
Clayton Varsity/Ladue Novice Invitational (11/17-11/18): The novice placed 1st as a team, the varsity 6th giving us 3rd overall
At the Novice half...
-Ariej Rafiq was 4th in Extemp
-Kathryn McAuliffe was 3rd in Radio
-Sara Marks was 5th in Oratory
-Grace O'Connor was 2nd in Poetry
-In Storytelling, Kathryn McAullife was 4th, Laura Young was 2nd, and Zoey Womick was the Tournament Champion
-In Congress, Justin Xu was a finalist while Connor Olliff was 4th, Yusuf Hacking was 3rd and Joe Rosenberg was the Tournament Champion
-In Lincoln Douglas debate, Ella Seigel and Grace O'Connor were Quarterfinalists
-In Public Forum debate, Joe Rosenberg & Praveen Dharamvarapu were Quarterfinalists while Laura Young & Zoey Womick were Semifinalists
-In Policy Debate, Yusuf Hacking & Sid Das and Adi Patro & Sri Jaladi were Quarterfinalists while Dean Petev & Ali-Raza Rizvi were Semifinalists
At the Varsity half...
-Ryan O'Connor was the Tournament Champion in Oratory
-In Duo Interp, Luke Donovan & Kristina Humphrey were 3rd while Cheryl Ma & Ryan O'Connor were 2nd
-In Congress, Gokul Venkatachalam was a finalist while Haran Kumar was 3rd
-In Champ Lincoln Douglas Debate, Nina Maitra and Nick Bateman were Quarterfinalists
Bradley Armstrong Invitational (12/1 -12/2):
-Nick Bateman was a Semifinalist in Impromptu Speaking
-Zoey Womick was 5th in Novice Radio
-Grace O'Connor was the Tournament Champion in Novice Poetry
-Ryan O'Connor was an Oratory Semifinalist, 6th in Informative Speaking, and placed 3rd in the Janssen Scholarship Contest, earning $6,000 to compete with the Bradley Speech Team next year!
Pattonville Invitational (12/8-12/9): The team placed 4th overall
-Ariej Rafiq was 5th in Novice Extemp
-Grace O'Connor was 3rd in Novice Oratory
-Ryan O'Connor & Cheryl Ma were the Duo Interp Tournament Champions
-Cheryl Ma was the Tournament Champion in POI
-In Congressional Debate, Connor Olliff was 4th while Gokul Venkatachalam was the Tournament Champion
-In Varsity Policy Debate, Ronik Bhaskar & Jon Ma as well as Gokul Venkatachalam & Haran Kumar were Quarterfinalists
-Zoey Womick & Laura Young were Quarterfinalists in Novice Public Forum
-Connor Olliff & Skyler Ji were the Novice Policy Debate Tournament Champions
GSL Conference Championships (1/12 & 1/13): The team placed 3rd in Congress and Public Speaking, 2nd in Debate, 1st in Interpretation, and were 2nd OVERALL!
-Ryan O'Connor was 2nd in Poetry Reading and the Tournament Champion in Oratory
-In Domestic Extemp, Ariej Rafiq was the Top Novice while Anjali Kumar placed 5th
-Nina Maitra was 3rd in Radio Speaking and 6th in Informative Speaking
-In Interp, Jon Ma was 4th, Cheryl Ma was 3rd, and Kristina Humphrey was 2nd
-Cheryl Ma was 5th in Prose Reading
-In Storytelling, Ella Seigel was 4th and Zoey Womick was 3rd AND the Top Novice
-In Congress, Haran Kumar, Gokul Venkatachalam, and Connor Olliff were finalists while Connor was also the Top Novice
-Kristina Humphrey & Luke Donovan were the Tournament Champions in Duo Interp
-Kathryn McAuliffe was 2nd in Novice Poetry Reading
-Sara Marks was 2nd in Novice Oratory
-Gokul Venkatachalam & Haran Kumar were the Tournament Champions in Policy Debate
-Zoey Womick & Fatema Rehmani were the Tournament Champions in Novice Public Forum
-In Lincoln Douglas Debate, Nina Maitra was a Semifinalists while Ella Seigel was the Novice Tournament Champion
CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS were...
-In 3rd place, Cheryl Ma (Interp), Luke Donovan & Kristina Humphrey (Duo), Ryan O'Connor & Cheryl Ma (PF)
-In 2nd place, Gokul Venkatachalam (Congress)
-In 1st place, Gokul Venkatachalam & Haran Kumar (Policy) and Ryan O'Connor (Poetry AND Oratory)
Oakville/Mehlville Novice Events/Debate Round Robins (1/19-1/20): The team was the Debate half CHAMPIONS and placed 2nd overall.
-In Congessional Debate, Joe Rosenberg was 5th and Connor Olliff was 4th
-In Storytelling, Laura Young was 4th and Zoey Womick was 3rd.
-Ariej Rafiq was 6th in Extemp
-Sara Marks was 4th in Oratory
-Grace O'Connor was the Tournament Champion in Poetry Reading
-In Policy Debate, Adi Patro & Dhruv Agarwal were 3rd while Yusuf Hacking & Sri Jaladi were 2nd.
-In Lincoln Douglas, Ella Seigel tied for 6th, Grace O'Connor was 2nd and Tyler Kinzey was the Tournament Champion.
-Zoey Womick & Laura Young were the Tournament Champions in Public Forum
Jefferson City (Overnight 1/26-1/27):
-Gokul Venkatachalam & Haran Kumar were quarterfinalists in Champ Policy
-Nina Maitra was a quarterfinalist in Champ LD
-In Open LD, Grace O'Connor was a quarterfinalist while Tyler Kinzey was the tournament champion
Marquette Invitational (2/16-2/17): The team placed 5th overall
-Kathryn McAuliffe was 6th in Radio Speaking and an Open LD Quarterfinalist
-Zoey Womick was 5th in Storytelling
-Cheryl Ma was 4th in POI
-Grace O'Connor was 2nd in Prose/Poetry
-Cheryl Ma & Ryan O'Connor were Champ PF Quarterfinalist
-In Open Policy, Connor Olliff & Skyler Ji as well as Yusuf Hacking & Sri Jaladi were Quarterfinalist while Sid Das & Ronik Bhaskar were Semifinalists
-In Champ Policy, Charlie Woodruff & Victor Folk were Semifinalists while Gokul Venkatachalam & Haran Kumar were Finalists
2017-2018 MSHSAA Districts (3/2 - 3/3):
State Qualifiers are...
-Zoey Womick was 3rd in Storytelling
-Kristina Humphrey was 2nd in HI
-Cheryl Ma & Ryan O'Connor were 2nd in Public Forum Debate
-Ryan O'Connor was the District Champion in Poetry
-Kristina Humphrey & Luke Donovan were the District Champions in Duet Acting
-Haran Kumar & Gokul Venkatachalam were the District Champions in Policy Debate
-Nina Maitra was an LD Quarterfinalist and 6th in Radio Speaking
-Ryan O'Connor was 5th in Oratory
2017-2018 NSDA Districts (2/24, 3/8-3/10):
National Qualifiers are...
-Ryan O'Connor & Cheryl Ma were the Tournament Champions in Public Forum
-Gokul Venkatachalam & Haran Kumar were 2nd in Policy Debate
-Ryan O'Connor was the Tournament Champion in his Congressional Debate House
-Cheryl Ma was 4th and 1st Alternate in POI AND 2nd and 1st Alternate in her Congressional Debate House
-Kathryn McAuliffe was 6th and 2nd Alternate in Lincoln Douglas
MSHSAA State Tournament (4/20-4/21):
CONGRATS to Haran Kumar & Gokul Venkatachalam who were Quarterfinalists in Policy Debate.
NSDA National Tournament (6/16-6/23):
2016-17 Team Honors
Department Award Winner: Jesse Calvert
Matthew Viglione Scholarship Recipient: Jesse Calvert
- Tanya Esmiel (783)
- Nishant Agarwal (825)
- Liza Tarakanova (910)
- Aditya Buddi (1,005)
- Bryan Zhang (1,115)
- Jesse Calvert (1,228)
- Kent Robinson (1,278)
- Peter Petev (1,373)
Best Novice Debater: Anjali Shah
Best Novice Events: Jon Ma
Best Varsity Debater: Cheryl Ma
Best Varsity Events: Jesse Calvert
Unsung Hero: Nick Bateman
NFL Academic All-Americans:
These students must have 750 NFL points, a 27 or higher on their ACT, and a 3.7 or higher GPA.
- NEW HONORS:
- Haran Kumar
- Ryan O'Connor
- Liza Tarakanova
- Cheryl Ma
- Tanya Esmiel
- Nishant Agarwal
- CONTINUED HONORS:
- Aditya Buddi
- Peter Petev
- Kent Robinson
- Bryan Zhang