PUBLIC FORUM - HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONS

Katherine Xue & Grace Li

RICHARD MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ†πŸ†
  • Katherine Xue πŸ₯‡πŸ†

    Katherine is a sophomore at Richard Montgomery High School. She joined debate in middle school, began competing in eighth grade, and is now a captain of Potomac Debate Academy (one of the East Coast’s largest & most successful teams).
    Katherine has received 7 bids to the Tournament of Champions, advancing to many elimination rounds at national tournaments like Stanford and Yale.
    Along the way, she has developed critical thinking skills, many valuable friendships, and a passion for public speaking.
  • Grace Li πŸ₯‡πŸ†

    Grace is a sophomore at Richard Montgomery HS and has been debating Public Form on the national circuit for 4 years.
    Grace has gone undefeated in prelims at Harvard, ranked Top 4 at Middle School Tournament of Champions, championed the Harvard International Tournament and USA Forensics Olympiad, and received a total of 7 bids to the HS Tournament of Champions, qualifying in both her freshman and sophomore year. As a speaker, Grace has been ranked top speaker at Georgetown University and USAFO.
    Aside from debate, Grace loves to read fantasy and eat good food!

PUBLIC FORUM - MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAMPIONS

Alyssa Menezes & Harshil Shah

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  • Alyssa Menezes πŸ₯‡πŸ†

    Alyssa is an eight-grader from Fremont, California.
    Alyssa likes debate because it gives her a deeper understanding of contemporary issues, allows her to see every topic from different perspectives, and for the adrenaline rush that comes from facing an opponent. She looks forward to many more tournaments.
    In Alyssa's spare time she likes reading, playing basketball, and studying mathematics.
  • Harshil Shah πŸ₯‡πŸ†

    Harshil Shah is an ambitious eighth grader from Hopkins Middle School. He currently resides in Fremont, California, although he was born in the state of Washington.
    Harshil has been participating in public forum debate since November 2023. He believes in the values of hard work and dedication, but at the same time, he believes in having fun along the way.
    Some of Harshil's other hobbies include tennis, programming, speech, debate, and math. The realms of business, finance specifically, and STEM are worlds that spark his interest.