MHS Speech & Debate Qualifies for State/Nationals

MHS Speech & Debate Qualifies for State/Nationals

Members of the MHS Speech & Debate Team are State and Nationals-bound! Students competed at the annual Greater Miami Valley District Tournament (“Little Districts”) at Centerville High School on February 5 & 6, where 27 team members qualified to the Ohio High School Speech League’s State Tournament that will be held locally this year at Princeton High School on March 3-5, 2016.




Musa Khan


Humorous Interpretation

Ananya Tawde


Informative Speaking

Arnav Divekar Nish Sanakari Vinay Naik Rishi Mehta


International Extemporaneous Speaking

Aditi Rajgopal Kash Reddy Sriharsha Voleti Vighnesh Ramesh

Chinmay Bakshi (qualified through Western OH Districts but unable to attend States)


Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Erin Patrick Sanjana Are


Original Oratory

Jenny Zhang Divya Manoharan


Public Forum Debate

The team of Alex Wang and Atneya Nair The team of Shivani Tumukuntala and Alec Bell The team of Rishav Mukherjee and Preetham Kastury The team of Sai Reddy and Dominick Peraino


United States Extemporaneous Speaking

Vidhan Bhardwaj Kevin Liu Ajay Saraf Nihar Rama


In addition to this success, team members also competed at the Western OH District Tournament (“Big Districts”) at Notre Dame Academy in Toledo, Ohio, where five MHS students qualified to the National Speech & Debate Association’s National Tournament with their top-two performances in the final rounds of their respective events. These team members will represent Mason in Salt Lake City, Utah, over the week of June 12-17 at Nationals.


United States Extemporaneous Speaking

Nihar Rama (2nd place)

Ajay Saraf (1st place)


International Extemporaneous Speaking

Chinmay Bakshi (2nd place)

Vighnesh Ramesh (3rd place – alternate)


Informative Speaking

Vinay Naik (2nd place)

"We are so proud of these Comets, and will be rooting for them at state and nationals!" said Speech and Debate Coach  Melissa Donahue.
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