IBA Students are Champions at the Harvard University Debate Tournament!

1st Place Winners in High School and Middle School Debate Tournaments!

45th Harvard University National Debate Tournament 2019

IBA students took home 1st place in the MS and HS division with a perfect record! We also had a 1st place speaker award and multiple other top finishes at the MS and HS levels!

Congratulations IBA students!

Public Forum Debate – 2019 February Topic Area: International Conflicts
Resolved: The United States should end its arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
Students were evaluated on the validity of their arguments and presentations.

Ivy Bridge Academy had 13 Middle School teams and 13 High School teams to compete at the 2019 Harvard University Tournament. We could not be more proud of all our students’ hard work and accomplishments! (See Showcase Video of Winning IBA Debate Students)

2019 Harvard University Tournament Results

Middle School 1st Place Champion:
Bobby Missell (Riverwatch MS 8th) and Vinayak Menon (Riverwatch MS 8th)

2nd Place Winning Team
Brian Yoo (Riverwatch MS 8th) and Brandon Yao (River Trail MS 8th)

9th Place Winning Teams
Aaron Sinclair (Notre Dame Academy 8th) and Elly Kang (Dickerson MS 8th)
Neha Mahesh (Webb Bridge MS 6th) and Hanming Sun (Riverwatch MS 7th)
Paris Song (Autrey Mill MS 8th) and Siyona Patel (Hopewell MS 8th)

Middle School Speaker Award Champion
Vinayak Menon (Riverwatch MS 8th)
2nd Speaker Award
Bobby Missell (Riverwatch MS 8th)
6th Speaker Award
Brian Yoo (Riverwatch MS 8th)
10th Speaker Award
Brandon Yao (River Trail MS 8th)

High School 1st Place Novice Champion
Brian Shon (Alpharetta HS 10th) and Rohit Jivangikar (Alpharetta HS 10th)

5th Place Winning Teams
Tina Dong (Northview HS 9th) and Tracy Xu (Alpharetta HS 9th)
Ryan Moon (Chattahoochee HS 10th) and Matthew Kim (Northview HS 9th)

9th Place Winning Team
Alice Huh (Lambert MS 9th) and Sophie Khanmamedov (Lambert MS 9th)

High School Novice Speaker Award
3rd Speaker Award
Brian Shon (Alpharetta HS 10th)
8th Speaker Award
Rohit Jivangikar (Alpharetta HS 10th)
10th Speaker Award
Ryan Moon (Chattahoochee HS 10th)

Upcoming Debate Tournaments

Upcoming Tournament opportunities include the Georgetown International PF Tournament at the end of March, the Tournament of Champions in May (at the University of Kentucky) and IBA’s internal tournament in May.
The National Speech & Debate Association’s Tournament June 16-21 in Dallas, TX.

Register For Our IBA Debate Teams Program Available in Alpharetta / Johns Creek, Cumming, & Marietta, Ga!