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MEET THE TEAM

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BRYCE LIU

Director of Logistics

Bryce is a senior at Bellaire High School and has competed in Extemporaneous Speaking and Public Forum Debate. He has qualified to the National Speech and Debate Tournament, the Extemp Tournament of Champions, and the Texas Forensic Association State tournament.

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VEDANTH RAMABHADRAN

Director of Logistics

Vedanth Ramabhadran is a rising senior at Bellaire High School, championing the Middle School National Tournament, qualifying for the High School National Tournament three years in a row, qualifying to the Tournament of Champions, placing Top 8 at the Texas State Tournament, and reaching Round 11 at NSDA Nationals.

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SERNRY TU

Director of Community Initiatives

Sernry is a senior at Bellaire High School and has competed in Lincoln Douglas and Public Forum Debate. He was top 8 at the Middle School Nationals Tournament, and he has qualified for the Texas Forensic Association State tournament 2 years in a row, receiving the largest amount of TFA state points in his junior season.

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ANDREW SUN

Director of Publicity

Andrew Sun is a rising senior at Bellaire High School. He has debated for 5 years. He placed 3rd at the Middle School Nationals Tournament, placed Top 8 at the Texas Forensics Association’s State Tournament, and reached Round 11 at NSDA Nationals. Andrew has also qualified to the Tournament of Champions.

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OMAR BUSAIDY

Director of Fundraising

Omar Busaidy is a senior at Bellaire High School and participates in public forum debate. He won the Middle School National Tournament, qualified for the High School National Tournament three years in a row, reached the quarterfinals at the Texas State Tournament, and received a Gold bid to the Tournament of Champions.

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PRAMIT DE

Director of Fundraising

Pramit De is a rising senior at Bellaire High School and has competed in Public Forum debate for three years. He has obtained 3 silver bids to the Tournament of Champions, has qualified for the Texas State Tournament 3 times, and has championed multiple local tournaments.

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SAUMYA JHAVERI

Director of Outreach

Saumya Jhaveri is a rising senior at Bellaire High School who competes in Congressional Debate. He has qualified and advanced twice to Quarterfinals at the National Debate Tournament, placed into the Semi-Finals at the Tournament of Champions, and has reached Semi-Finals at the Texas Forensic Tournament. Saumya also holds 3 career Gold Bids to to the Tournament of Champions.

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WILLIAM FAN

Director of Outreach

William Fan is a rising senior at Bellaire High School who has competed in Public Forum debate for two years. He has qualified to the Texas Forensic Association State Tournament in both those years and has amassed one gold and one silver bid to the Tournament of Champions.

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FRANCES HILL

Outreach Agent

Frances Hill is a rising sophomore at Lamar High School and has been doing debate since 6th grade. She participates in both speech and debate events and has reached many outrounds of Public Forum Debate tournaments.

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JUSTIN ZHANG

Community Initiatives Agent

Justin Zhang is a rising junior at Seven Lakes high school who has qualified to the Gold Tournament of champions amassing 2 gold bids and 1 silver bid as well as qualifying to the TFA state tournament and NSDA nationals his sophomore year.

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ANYA TANG

Publicity Agent

Anya Tang is a rising junior at Phillips Exeter. Anya has debated for 4 years, doing two years of policy debate and two years of PF. Anya went undefeated for the majority of the 2018-2019 policy season, and broke to round 9 at NSDA Nationals for policy in the same season, along with being a district champion and state finalist for policy. In PF, Anya has broken at Lexington and Georgetown, along with maintaining a winning record for all locals this season.

 

In Virtute Debate is a non-profit corporation in the state of Texas. We are a tax-exempt, registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization incorporated in the state of Texas. All donations made in connection with this project are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. If you have any questions about our application, feel free to contact us.