• March 1, 2019

    Speech & Debate wins PHSSL District 3 championship

    PHSSL District 3 Champs The Upper St. Clair High School Speech & Debate Team claimed its ninth consecutive Pennsylvania High School Speech and Language District 3 Championship on Feb. 23, 2019, at Moon Area High School – qualifying the team to compete at the state tournament.

    In addition, the Upper St. Clair team set a PHSSL record with 33 individual qualifiers – topping USC’s previous mark of 31. The state tournament is set for March 15-16, 2019, at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. The number of students who qualify to advance varies by tournament attendance – two students qualify in smaller events and three in larger events.

    Next up for the team is the National Catholic Forensics League National Qualifiers on Saturday, March 2, at Fort Couch Middle School.

    Upper St. Clair’s event results for the PHSSL District 3 tournament are provided below. 

    First: Annika Chaves*
    Third: Anoushka Sinha* 

    First: Richa Mahajan*
    Third: Charlize Goff* 

    Humorous Interpretation
    First:  Riwk Sen* 
    Second:  Maddie Nolen*  

    Dramatic Interpretation
    First:  Mayka Chaves* 
    Second:  Hashim Durrani* 

    Second:  Antara Cleetus*
    Second Alternate:  Hridhay Reddy 

    Original Oratory Informative
    First:  Neha Patel*
    Second:  Brooke Christiansen* 

    Original Oratory Persuasive
    First:  Shanthi Krishnaswamy *
    First Alternate:  Suemin Lee 

    Extemporaneous Speaking
    First:  Atharva Barve*
    Second:  Paarth Shankar * 

    Public Forum Debate
    First:  Mallika Matharu and Arushi Khaitan*  (Undefeated)
    Second:  Meghan Joon and Dina Leyzarovich*
    Second Alternate: Ashley Eichberg and Scott Cheung 

    Lincoln-Douglas Debate
    First:  Eshita Chhajlani* (Undefeated)
    Third:  Claire Chen*
    First Alternate:  Matt Hornak

    Parliamentary Debate (All Undefeated)
    First:  Sunny Chai, Vivek Babu, Jami Stout*
    Second: Yash Jajoo, Ayush Sharma, Basir Khan*
    Third:  Devan Ekbote, Mathena Jencka, Anika Sinha* 

    First Alternate:  John Joyce  

    Caroline Wolfe* 

    Hridhay Reddy* 

    News Broadcasting

    Policy Debate
    First alternate:  Reshma Gudla and Sophia Shi