Bay Area Speech and Debate Academy in affiliation with Young Genius Educational Center is offering classes for professional adults and Young Geniuses alike.
Our Speech and Debate Program is designed for individuals of all levels and experiences. We offer classes in a variety of formats like Public Forum, LincolnDouglas, Congressional Debate, and Extemporaneous Speech. We also offer writing and speech classes to elementary students as well as Russian Language Programs. Our teachers are well known and highly respected individuals in their fields.
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2012-2013 tournament results
Saint Francis High School Invitational
September 22-23, 2012
Results: Young Genius high school students finished 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in LD format at St. Francis HS tournament.
Presentation High School Tournament
October 14, 2012
Results: Two Young
Genius middle school students finished in a tie for 1st place in LD format at presentation HS.
Santa Clara University High School Speech and Debate Tournament
November 16-18, 2012
Despite the fact that our students are only Middle School students they
had some spectacular results. A 7th grader, Adity Gnanaseka finished as
5th seeded student. Also an 8th grader, Rahul
Dattatreya won 10 straight rounds and finished as the champion of this tournament in LD format.
Harker Middle School Speech and Debate Tournament
December 8-9, 2012
In Lincoln Douglas: Eish, an 8th grader and
undefeated in Prelims 3rd speaker and 7th place
overall; Rahul, an 8th grader won 9th speaker
place overall; Justin, a 7th grader won 9th place
Public Forum: Sasha Menezes, an 8th
grader won 5th speaker; Shreya and
Sasha, both 8th
graders won 11th place overall; Vanshika and Medha,
8th grader won 13th place overall. In
Interpretation): Edlene Miguel, an
8th grader won 2nd place overall. As
you can see, we
are very proud of our success. Everyone at the
tournament, including those not mentioned above,
have grown in their
debate skills and are moving
forward as speakers and debaters.
James Logan Middle School Tournament
February 23, 2013
Results: Deep, a 6th grader
won 1st place in Declamation.
Riya won 2nd place in Humorous Interpretation, a great accomplishment for her first tournament.
Our only two public forum teams had a combined record of 9 and 3 wins. Sasha and Shreya placed 2nd. In Lincoln Douglas Debate category Niveda won 8th place and Aditi won 3rd place.
Santa Clara University HS tournament April 6-7
Again our MS students showed excellent results at HS tournament! Congratulations to:
Vannishka Jain, an 8 grader and Aditya Bhandari, a 9 grader finished 2nd place in Public Forum Debate
James Xie and Vincent Nip finished 3nd place in Public Forum Debate Eish Kapoor, a 7th grader finished in 7th place in LD debate Albert Yang, a 7th grader took 9th place and Katrina Le, an 8 grader took 10th place in LD debate
missing the elimination round cut-offs with 3-2 records and high
speaker points were Justin Xu at 17th place and Oliver Zhao at 18th
place. Though the exact results of our Congress debaters are still
unknown, with the info we do have, we are confident that they too were
in the top half, if not, the top third of the entire tournament.