National Debate Scholar

The organization should honor students who maintain strong academic records in addition to their competitive accomplishments. There will be no minimum or maximum number of students eligible for any of these awards. To be eligible for any level of national scholar recognition, a student must have attained at least junior standing, competed in at least 18 rounds on the current topic, and meet the minimum grade point average for that specific award.
a. National Debate Scholar – summa cum laude. Minimum 3.75 GPA.
b. National Debate Scholar – magna cum laude. Minimum 3.5 GPA.
c. National Debate Scholar – cum laude. Minimum 3.25 GPA.
d. National Debate Scholar – Honorable Mention. Minimum 3.0 GPA

Previous Awardees

HONORABLE MENTION

Bailey Brunyer, Weber State University
Phillip Duong, James Madison University
Quinn Kowitt, The New School
Maggie Pierce, New York University
Niko Sims, Emporia State University
Trevor Turner, Kansas State University
Ananya Umesh, University of Texas, San Antonio
Caleb Francis Walker, Kansas State University
Deontrey Yeargin, University of Louisville

CUM LAUDE

Aillin Arteaga, California State University, Fullerton
Jared Burke, California State University, Fullerton
Josiah Ferguson, University of Minnesota
Nathaniel Garcia, California State University, Fullerton
Hamza Jamal, University of Minnesota
Chase Laibe, Baylor University
Nathan Martin, University of Kansas
Payton Polanco, Fresno City College
Skye Smith, Liberty University
Addison Wagner, Liberty University
Daniel Wakefield, University of Georgia
Zach Watts, University of Texas
Sarah Whiteley, University of Houston

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Abbie Amundsen, University of Minnesota
Jahne Benthall, University of Louisville
Norma Delgado, California State University, Fullerton
Sarika Doppalapudi, New York University
Adelle Fernando, New York University
Harrison Hall, University of Michigan
Ashley Harris, James Madison University
Faizan Hussain, New York University
Saianurag Karavadi, New York University
Nick Loew, George Mason University
Carolina ‘Care’ Lopez-Herrera, University of Houston
Alex Marban, Wake Forest University
Jack Mruz, University of Georgia
Kaitlin Nguyen, Baylor University
Zoe Thomae, Weber State University
Maya Wilson, The New School
Anthony Wyatt, Baylor University

SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Noor Abdallah, University of Georgia
Joaquin Arreola, Southwestern College
Mariah Cady, University of Georgia
Natalie Cawston, Liberty University
Melanie Dellinger, Liberty University
Eli Diamant, The New School
Isabella Feinauer, Baylor University
Ross Fitzpatrick, University of Kansas
Matthew Granstrom, University of Minnesota
Shahd Joari, George Mason University
Adina Karp, The New School
Ragya Kaul, University of Texas, Dallas
Emily Kerekes, Liberty University
Kiran Khan, University of Houston
Gabby Lea, University of Houston
Kate Marin, Binghamton University
Bennett McGraw, University of Michigan
Ian Morris, George Mason University
Jimin Park, University of Kansas
Jackson Posey, Liberty University
Lesly Salvador-Leon, Fresno City College
Michael Scott, University of Kansas
Jet Semrick, University of Kansas
Adit Singh, George Mason University
Aubree Smith, James Madison University
Rachel Solsman, Liberty University
Brandon Stras, University of Michigan
Siyu Sun, New York University
Ben Thoeni, Kansas State University
Thomas Vance, University of Michigan
Charlie Weathersby, University of Texas, San Antonio
Josh Weintraub, University of Georgia

HONORABLE MENTION

Arooj Bhatt, UMKC
Koi Kizzie, USMA
Keryk Kuiper, Emporia State University
Aranveer Litt, Fresno State
Mirinda Mcpherson, Weber State University
Rei Olsen, Weber State University
Lily Ottinger, University of Kansas
James Vereen, Emporia State University
H Dylan Willett, UMKC

CUM LAUDE
Eric Avalos-Guardado, George Mason University
Alec Bellis, James University
Jared Burke, California State University, Fullerton
Jack Daou, George Mason University
Noah Graham, George Mason University
Carolyn Hassett, University of Kansas
Julia Henry, University of Kansas
Javier Hernandez, California State University, Fullerton
Joseph Konrad, James Madison University
Nathan Martin, University of Kansas
Jordan Stephens, Weber State University
William Stimpson, James Madison University

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Mary Beth Armstrong, George Mason University
Christen Cogdell, Fresno State
Ashley Harris, James Madison University
Harutyun Kejejyan, California State University, Fullerton
Miriam Mokhemar, University of Georgia
Zoe Thomae, Weber State University
Ethan Tsoi, George Mason University
Deontrey Yeargin, University of Louisville

SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Sean Bassi, George Mason University
Kyler Buckner, George Mason University
Michael Cerny, Emory University
Darren Chang, Cornell University
Nathan Davis, UMKC
Ross Fitzpatrick, University of Kansas
Andrew Gollner, University of Georgia
Zachary Homeijer, University of Miami
Riba Hossain, The New School
John Huebler, University of Mary Washington
Shahd Joari, George Mason University
Makaylah Jones, UMKC
Adina Karp, The New School
Ragya Kaul, UT-Dallas
Danielle Kratowicz, James Madison University
Vicki Lam, The New School
Aaron Lowe, Fresno State
Hayley Lupton, James Madison University
Julia Lynch, University of Miami
Bobby Ma, Cornell University
Ian Morris, George Mason University
Anna Paniscotti, The New School
Darshni Patel, George Mason University
Roey Sellouk, Weber State University
Adit Singh, George Mason University
Aubree Smith, James Madison University
Chad Tucker, Emory University
Demi Wack, Fresno State

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HONORABLE MENTION

Jacqueline Haugen    Binghamton University
Jasmine Stidham   University of Central Oklahoma
Ciera Foreman           University of Kansas
Kinsee Gaither           Weber State University
Zachary Maghirang   University of Washington
Austin Wullschleger   Liberty University
John Panetti           James Madison University
Crystal Hall           Weber State University
Gabriela Gonzalez   Fullerton
Chelsea Krueger           Fullerton
Lasai Willett           Fullerton
Vida Chiri                   Liberty University
Sofiya Andreyeva   NYU
Connor McCabe           Wake Forest
Arnav Wheat           University of Louisville
Saiteja Leburu           Minnesota
Vassiliki daskalakis   Florida

CUM LAUDE

Nicholas O’Donnell   Wichita State University
Keanu Velez               Binghamton University
Christian Ogata           UNLV
Abbie Shew           University of Northern Iowa
Misty Tippets           Weber State University
Hannah Shoell           Weber State University
Hunter McFarland   University of Wyoming
Bria Frame                   University of Wyoming
Adam Anderson           University of Washington
Peyton Laughlin           University of Washington
Theo Lipsky           USMA
Bryan Silverman           USMA
Will Oakley                   USMA
Samantha Perez           James Madison University
Ashley Rowles           University of Mary Washington
Catherine Stackhouse   University of Mary Washington
Kailyn Revenew           Arizona State University
Kathryn Queirolo   University of Puget Sound
Fay Cammayo           NYU
Jack Manchester          Wake Forest
Robert Shaw          Wake Forest
Corinne Sugino          Wake Forest
Ben Dean                  Emory University
Oskar Tauring-Traxler   Minnesota
Jasmine Wright          New School

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Sara Beth Brooks   UNLV
Dhruv Sehgal            Binghamton University
Kayleen Berg           University of Northern Iowa
Bradley Harris           University of Kansas
Christopher Carey   University of Kansas
Mac Cook                   University of Kansas
Amit Bhatla           University of Kansas
Mikaela Wefald           University of Kansas
Carter Henman           University of Wyoming
Spencer Culver           University of Wyoming
David Alexander Silverman   University of Miami
Michael Crenshaw   Liberty University
Ellie Miller                   James Madison University
Nick Lepp                   James Madison University
Luke Montiero           James Madison University
Rohit Asirvatham   Minnesota
Edward Dillon           University of Mary Washington
Elizabeth Canarie   Arizona State University
Braden Lefler           Wichita State University
Berenice Delgado   California State University, Fullerton
Bobby (Jingwei) Zhan   NYU
Henry Knight           NYU
John Dellamore      NYU
Shara Safer           Cornell
Kristen Lowe           Emory University
Thomas Gordon           University of Louisville
Courtney Brown           University of Louisville
Luke Roy                   Wichita State University
Heather marchini   Florida
Taylor allums           Florida

SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Daniel Saunder           Wichita State University
Jackie Schulze            Binghamton University
Catherine Shackelford   Weber State University
Tatiana Rice           University of Northern Iowa
Bennett Clifford           Wake Forest
William Katz           University of Kansas
Christopher Birzer   University of Kansas
Alec Shah                   NYU
Brian Klarman           Emory University
Jason Sigalos           Emory University
Mary Marcum           University of Wyoming
Marley Davis           Samford University
Natalie Bennie           Samford University
Hannah Stafford           Rutgers University-Newark
Quentin Levin           Fresno State
Emma Thompson   Whitman College
Zachary Reshovksy   University of Washington
Raul Loureiro           University of Miami
Kladius Javed Maynard University of Miami
Xingkai Liu                   University of Miami
Claire Jackson           Liberty University
Emily Bordelon           Liberty University
Amanda Dabney           Liberty University
Hannah Robillard   Liberty University
Leonora Crane           Liberty University
Timothy Byram           Liberty University
Jackson Hendrix           James Madison University
Matthew Mueller           James Madison University
Nathan Klish           Minnesota
Robert Wimberly   University of Mary Washington
Bren Ram                   Arizona State University
Natalie Stolarski    California State University, Fullerton
Lucas Baker           University of Miami
Pei Xu                   NYU
Jesse Nation           UTSA
Joshua Villarreal           UTSA
Aliyah Shaheed           San Francisco State University
Evan Cartagena           Florida
Kate scolaro           Florida

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