Video: Ivy Bridge Academy Debate Teams – Harvard Showcase Debate 2/24/2019

Ivy Bridge Academy Debate Teams meet on weekends at one of our 3 IBA campuses (Johns Creek, Cumming, Marietta) to learn, practice, prepare, and compete in in-town and out-of-town competitive debate tournaments (Learn more about IBA Debate Programs).

IBA Debate Teams recently traveled to Cambridge, MA. to compete in the 45th Annual Harvard National Debate Tournament held 2/16-2/18/2019. All our students had outstanding performances with both MS and HS Debate Teams winning 1st Place Champions! (Read more & see the winners)

The following video is a showcase example of IBA Debate Team students who competed at the 2019 Harvard National Debate Tournament.

“Ivy Bridge Academy’s local competition ends with a riveting debate on the topic of US arms sales in Saudi Arabia.”

  • (Pro First): Brian Yoo | Brandan Yao
  • (Con Second): Brian Shon | Rohit Jivangikar

Johns Creek Campus | Cumming Campus | Marietta Campus

Find out more about all the Debate Camps & Programs available at Ivy Bridge Academy

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!

Ivy Bridge Academy Partners With North Fulton Elementary Schools To Offer After-School Enrichment Debate Program

IBA After School Enrichment Program ES

Ivy Bridge Academy After-School Debate Program Available at North Metro Atlanta Elementary Schools

We are proud to announce the partnership of Ivy Bridge Academy with local North Fulton Elementary Schools to offer our award winning IBA Debate Program in a convenient after-school enrichment setting.

After-school enrichment programs provide parents with the convenience of classes being held immediately after school. Students benefit from learning in a familiar enviornment with their friends from school.

Ivy Bridge Academy Debate Program is taught by experience debate coaches with proven track records in winning debate competitions, and in educating and inspiring future debate leaders.

Our goal is to introduce elementary school students to the art and science of persuasive fact based debate to foster confidence and independent thinking.

Ivy Bridge Academy Debate Teams compete at the national level and have accumulated numerous Top 10 placements in national debate competitions.

Some of the benefits of IBA After-School Debate Program:

  • Competitive Debate Experience
  • Logic and Critical Thinking
  • Persuasive Speaking & Oration
  • Ethics and Leadership
  • Interview Skills
  • Reading and Writing
  • Research and Information Processing
  • Personal Accomplishment
  • Convenient Location & Time


  1. Abbotts Hill Elementary School
  2. Barnwell Elementary School
  3. Creek View Elementary School
  4. Dolvin Elementary School
  5. Mount Bethel Elementary School
  6. New Prospect Elementary School
  7. Summit Hill Elementary School
  8. Fulton Academy of Science and Technology Charter School


Ivy Bridge Academy offers academic enrichment programs for K-12 students in the metro Atlanta area. Award winning programs designed to empower students through education & confidence.

“Studium Scientiam”

Three convenient Metro Atlanta IBA Campus locations:


Johns Creek/Alpharetta Campus
11180 State Bridge Rd., Suite 205
Johns Creek, Georgia 30022

Call Us: (404) 519-7715


Cumming Campus
3020 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, Georgia 30041-6900

More Info:
Call Us: (770) 712-2485


Marietta Campus
4994 Lower Roswell Rd, Suite34
Marietta, GA 30068

More Info:
Call Us: (770) 712-7625