Earth Day Tournament Winners

Congratulations to all participants! Thank you to all students, families, teachers, and volunteers for participating in our first annual Earth Day Speech Tournament for the month of April. Thank you for sharing your words and your voices to make the world a better place. You are our future generations of leaders. In fact, many of you are leaders right now. We had so many incredible and inspirational submissions on how to help the planet. Below you will find the top winners in each of the Tournaments - Original Oratory and Speechwriting as well as the different divisions: elementary school, middle school, high school and college. 

 

Remember, while awards are nice - the most important reason why we do this is to practice our public speaking, writing and advocacy skills to make the world a better place.  We hope you participate every month to continue to improve and continue to voice your ideas to share with the world.

 

We know you will continue your advocacy for the environment. The world cannot afford otherwise. Civil Rights Leader, Mahatma Gandhi stated, “What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another … ” 

 

So every word, every speech, every action will help to make the planet better. Thank you for honoring us with your speech. Thank you for making the world a better place. Be Great. Be a Great Debater!

 

Sincerely,

Erik Fogel, Director

 

 

April 2020 Earth Day Tournament Winners

ORIGINAL ORATORY TOURNAMENT (HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION)

 

1st Place - Kate Land

2nd Place - Courtney Spungin

3rd Place - Maebel Rayner

4th Place - Helen Katz

5th Place - Elijah Ferrante

6th Place - Sejal Sekhar

 

SPEECHWRITING TOURNAMENT (HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION)

 

1st Place - Kate Land

2nd Place - Courtney Spungin

3rd Place - River Simard

4th Place - Roee Shemesh

5th Place - Vibhav Prabhakar

6th Place - Maebel Rayner

 

ORIGINAL ORATORY TOURNAMENT (MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION)

 

1st Place - Isabelle Toro

2nd Place - Samhita Kashyap

3rd Place - Zachary Jacques

4th Place - Harshita Chintapudi

5th Place - Vyom Mishra

6th Place - Omar Soubra

7th Place - Isabel Ortiz

 

SPEECHWRITING TOURNAMENT (MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION)

 

1st Place - Samhita Kashyap

2nd Place - Erica Hoy

3rd Place - Charlee Shon

4th Place - Advika Verma

5th Place - Sania Shah

6th Place - Aadish Kachhal

7th Place - Edden Levy

Semifinalist - Aidan Lacayo

Semifinalist - Lucas Schmidt

Semifinalist - Rama

Semifinalist - Sydney Lee

Honorable Mention (Quarterfinalist) - Harshith Reddy Kakuani

Honorable Mention (Quarterfinalist) - Himashi Balasuriya

Honorable Mention (Quarterfinalist) - Roshini Shivakumar

Honorable Mention (Quarterfinalist) - Emily Stevens

Honorable Mention (Quarterfinalist) - Sankalp Singh

Honorable Mention (Quarterfinalist) - Erelle Levy

Honorable Mention (Quarterfinalist) - Arvin Nafisi

Honorable Mention (Quarterfinalist) - Dana Fernandez-Greene

Honorable Mention (Quarterfinalist) - Matteo DePalo

Honorable Mention (Quarterfinalist) - Isha Patel

Honorable Mention (Quarterfinalist) - Nandini Katragadda

Honorable Mention (Quarterfinalist) - Akshay Bekkary

Honorable Mention (Quarterfinalist) - Andrew Alper

Honorable Mention (Quarterfinalist) - Riana Shah

Honorable Mention (Quarterfinalist) - Madison Roden

Honorable Mention (Quarterfinalist) - Santiago Garcia

Honorable Mention (Quarterfinalist) - Gauri Manjunath

Honorable Mention (Quarterfinalist) - Jesus Abbey

Honorable Mention (Quarterfinalist) - Isabel Toro

Honorable Mention (Quarterfinalist) - Shrey Shalia

Honorable Mention (Quarterfinalist) - Julianne McCranie

Honorable Mention (Quarterfinalist) - Arvin Singh

Honorable Mention (Quarterfinalist) - Ethan Brady

Honorable Mention (Quarterfinalist) - Natalie Soto Pena

Honorable Mention (Quarterfinalist) - Charlotte Wu

 

ORIGINAL ORATORY TOURNAMENT (ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIVISION)

 

1st Place - Madisson Royer

2nd Place - Ridhi Boggavarapu

 

SPEECHWRITING TOURNAMENT (ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIVISION)

 

1st Place - Madisson Royer

2nd Place - Ridhi Boggavarapu

3rd Place - AJ Wright

4th Place - William Milton

5th Place - Trinity Davis

6th Place - Daksh Jain

 

ORIGINAL ORATORY TOURNAMENT (COLLEGE DIVISION)

 

1st Place - Nichol Murrell

2nd Place - Wendy Benn

3rd Place - Nadia Khan

4th Plae - Nikoletta Markou

5th Place - Jasmine Murray

6th Place - Fatima Al Muhammed

7th Place - Jackie Chen

Semifinalist - Hector C.

Semifinalist - Tsering Yanzom

Semifinalist - Steven Navarro

Semifinalist - Roshan Chhetri

Semifinalist - Diana Iser

Semifinalist - James Choudhury

Semifinalist - Sergio Torres

Honorable Mention - Ruth Kim

Honorable Mention - Jasmine Pughe

Honorable Mention - Agata Kumar

Honorable Mention - Calvin Tan

Honorable Mention - Jonathan Fung

Honorable Mention - Saima Mahmud

Honorable Mention - Andrea Pina

Honorable Mention - Shaddy Sayed

Honorable Mention - Filip Perkowski

 

SPEECHWRITING TOURNAMENT (COLLEGE DIVISION)

 

1st Place (Tie) - Steven Navarro

1st Place (Tie) - Charlee Shon

2nd Place - Nikoletta Markou

3rd Place - Wendy Benn

4th Place - James Choudhury

5th Place - Andrea Blanco

6th Place - Mwamba Mpundu

7th Place - Sergio Torres

Semifinalist - Nichol Murrell

Semifinalist - Serena Watson

Semifinalist - Diana Iser

Semifinalist - Olivia DiMeglio

Semifinalist - Jasmine Pughe

Semifinalist - Gianni Sozio

Semifinalist - Roshan Chhetri

Honorable Mention - Saima Mahmud

Honorable Mention - Lisandro Rodriguez

Honorable Mention - Viviana Bejarano

Honorable Mention - Fatima Ali Muhammed

Honorable Mention - Roman Koyes

Honorable Mention - Agata Kumar

Honorable Mention - Alejandro Tapia

Honorable Mention - Ruth Kim

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