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Why Capitol Debate?

Our aim is to enrich the lives of students. To do that, we gather expert staff, with a diverse group of students, and select excellent facilities and locations to create fun, safe, and supportive environments. Read More »

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We offer academic debate camps, public speaking programs and youth leadership camps. Select a program to find your camp. Read More »

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After school workshops run concurrently with regular middle school semesters. These programs offer an opportunity for children to learn debate, leadership, and public speaking. Read More »

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Ready to compete? Our teams receive the instruction and opportunity to compete in national tournaments. We offer programs in different locations and online to reach as many students as possible. Read More »

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2018 Club Debate National Tournament Results

by Mackenzie Leveque

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Great job to everyone who competed in our 2018 National Tournament! We saw some amazing debates and are so proud to have you all in our Club Debate League.

We are excited to announce the Capitol Debate Club Team members who won awards at our 2018 National Tournament.

U16

Tournament Champions:
Paulina Sun & David Yao

Speaker Awards:
Aiden Kwen – Kugnus
Hailey Choi – Kugnus
Chery Gada – Bergen
Selin Nalbantoglu – Capitol
Niko Papaioannou – Bergen
Cavin Gada – Bergen
Henry Sun – Potomac
Hannah Shakirov – Bergen
Danny Shao – Potomac
Andrew Qian – Capitol

Cross Examination Awards:
Papaioannou Niko
Gada Chery
Kasubhai Anya
Jog Anisha
Gada Cavin
Granin Daniela
Shakirov Hannah
Singh Angad
Shen Stone
Donovan Ethan

Oratory Awards:
Papaioannou Niko
Kasubhai Anya
Granin Daniela
Gada Chery
Gada Cavin
Donovan Ethan
Shakirov Hannah
Shen Stone
Singh Angad
Jog Anisha

U13:

Tournament Champions:
Bergen County Co-Champions

Speaker Awards:
David Diao – Capitol
Karen Wang – Capitol
Harnoor Sachar – Bergen
Jason Sutton – Capitol
Maya Demissie – Capitol
Andrew Kim – Potomac
Benjamin Jewett – Capitol
Matthew Liu – Capitol
Thrisha Sakamuri – Capitol
Lily Peng – Potomac

Oratory Award:
Collins Brielle
Achacon Daniel
Agarwal Aaron
Collins Kiana
Cho Diane
Chatterjee Digonto
Bellamy Bianca
Chen Eric
Dai Ruth
Chen Abram

Cross Examination:
Chatterjee Digonto
Dai Ruth
Collins Kiana
Cho Diane
Collins Brielle
Agarwal Aaron
Achacon Daniel
Bellamy Bianca
Cofield Justin
Chen Abram