IAS students win in online debate tournament

debate society wins

Six IAS students on the UW Bothell Debate Team placed in an online tournament on March 4th. There were debaters from 4 schools from as far away as Montana and Idaho. The tournament is held fully online so judges and debaters can be at great distances. IAS students competed in two divisions, Open and Novice (little to no college experience in debate). Three of the top four debaters in the Novice division were from IAS.

Congratulations to our students and the Speech and Debate Society, directed by IAS faculty member Denise Vaughan!

  • Sarchil Amin (Law, Economics & Public Policy) – Second Place Novice IPDA and Second Place Novice Speaker
  • Mason Parker (Law, Economics & Public Policy) – Third Place Novice IPDA and Top Novice Speaker
  • Lance Harman (Law, Economics & Public Policy) – Third Place Novice IPDA
  • Aidan Moran (Global Studies) – 5th place speaker Open Division.
  • Aidan Moran and Aaron Yared (Law, Economics & Public Policy) – honorable mentions for a winning record in preliminaries but not advancing to out rounds