• Jan. 25, 2019

    Speech & Debate score top honors at PR Invitational

    Speech & Debate team The Upper St. Clair Speech & Debate Team finished first in speech, debate and overall at the Pine-Richland Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. The event featured 20 teams from throughout the Pittsburgh region.

    Results for the event include:

    Merit Speaker Award: Alex Lampe

    Fourth Place: Dom Alford-Egizio
    Fifth Place:  Varun Damarla

    Extemporaneous Speaking
    Third Place: Paarth Shankar
    Fifth Place: Chand Vadalia
    Sixth Place: Antara Cletus 

    Lincoln-Douglas Debate
    First Place:  Claire Chen (Undefeated)
    Fifth Place:  Sunny Chai
    Sixth Place:  Matt Hornak

    Public Forum Debate
    Second Place:  Devan Ekbote and Yash Jajoo (Undefeated)
    Third Place:  Meghan Joon and Dina Leyzarovich (Undefeated)
    Fourth Place:  Janki Patel and Briana Lin
    Fifth Place:  Arushi Khaitan and Mallika Matharu
    Sixth Place:  Anika Sinha and Mathena Jenka

    Speech & Debate team Dramatic Interpretation
    First Place:  Hashim Durrani
    Second Place:  Mayka Chaves

    Humorous Interpretation
    Second Place:  Maddie Nolen
    Sixth Place:  Samuel Levy

    Fifth Place:  Wendy Tao 

    First Place:  Annika Chaves

    Original Oratory
    Second Place:  Vivek Babu

    The Upper St. Clair High School Speech & Debate team is coached by Benjamin Edwards, social studies teacher, and Dave Watson, English teacher.