Allen Abbott

Senior at the Quarry Lane School in California

Allen Abbott attends the University of Chicago, where he studies economics and public policy. In high school, he founded his school's national-level debate program and served as his team's captain. Allen also takes a very active role in the speech and debate community, managing /r/Debate, PF Videos, and several other independent projects.Allen has reached late elimination rounds in Public Forum Debate at tournaments such as Stanford University, the Emory University Barkley Forum, Arizona State University, James Logan, UC Berkeley, Presentation, Glenbrooks, Harker, and Yale University, and NCFL Grand National Tournament. He championed the Alta Invitational and qualified for the Tournament of Champions twice. Allen also competed in Dramatic Interpretation (DI) speech, where he semifinaled at James Logan in his freshmen year, placed at the University of the Pacific and SCU, and qualified to the NSDA National Championships in his sophomore year. He also reached elimination rounds at the Tournament of Champions and California State Championships.Outside of speech and debate, Allen loves teaching in the classroom. He regularly lectures and teaches in his school's economics department, and can't wait to work with students at Capitol this summer!