The Sunvitational Speech & Debate Tournament

January 13-15, 2017 ~ January 12-14, 2018
NSU University School Campus
Fort Lauderdale, Florida


NSU University School's Sunvitational Speech & Debate Tournament is designed to create the best possible experience for all speech and debate competitors, coaches, judges, and parents. We are proud to have hosted the tournament for 11 years.

Aside from the awards we offer for competitive excellence, we also extend the following awards:

  • Jenny Cook Mentorship Award to two deserving coaches who dedicate countless hours to mentorship
  • Sunvitational Service Award for outstanding commitment to the tournament from someone not directly related to the NSU University School Speech and Debate team
  • Eletz Student Service Award to a student who uses their speech and debate skills to enhance the community

The Sunvitational features TOC bids in all events:

  • Public Forum -- Octafinals
  • Lincoln Douglas -- Quarterfinals
  • Congressional Debate -- Semifinals
  • Speech -- bids for all three post-season TOCs (UK, Extemp, and NIETOC)

Champions

2017 Sunvitational Champions

  • Congressional Debate -- Gregory Seabrooks (Oxbridge Academy)
  • Dramatic Interpretation -- Maya Hedrick (Cypress Bay High School)
  • Duo Interpretation -- Claire Doty and Zakkiyah Sanders (Apple Valley High School)
  • Extemporaneous Speaking -- Jacob Thompson (Des Moines Roosevelt)
  • Humorous Interpretation -- Jared Shapiro (Hawken School)
  • Impromptu Speaking -- Nathan Kruse (Battle Ground Academy)
  • Informative Speaking -- Amanda Dickerson (Millard West High School)
  • Lincoln Douglas Debate -- Javier Navarrete (Christopher Columbus High School)
  • Original Oratory -- Rickey Williams (Apple Valley High School)
  • Program Oral Interpretation -- Haleigh McGirt (Jupiter High School)
  • Public Forum Debate -- Jonah Platovsky and Jordan Parker (American Heritage at Plantation)

Click here to view the complete results packet in PDF format, courtesy of Speechwire.

2017 Round Robin Champions

  • Extemporaneous Speaking -- David Polefrone (Marriotts Ridge High School)
  • Original Oratory -- Nikhil Dharmaraj (The Harker School)
  • Interpretation -- Haleigh McGirt (Jupiter High School)
  • Congressional Debate -- Gregory Seabrooks (Oxbridge Academy)

Click here to view the complete results packet in PDF format, courtesy of Speechwire.

2016 Sunvitational Champions

  • Congressional Debate -- Maddie Wettach (Lake Highland Prep, Florida)
  • Dramatic Interpretation -- Craig Heyne (Nova HS, Florida)
  • Duo Interpretation -- Emily Wen and Michael Valladares (Cypress Bay HS, Florida)
  • Extemporaneous Speaking -- Justin Graham (Trinity Prep School, Florida)
  • Humorous Interpretation -- Madeleine Lapuerta (Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, New Jersey)
  • Impromptu Speaking -- Jarrek Holmes (Kent Denver School, Colorado)
  • Informative Speaking -- Justin Cooper (Scarsdale HS, New York)
  • Lincoln Douglas Debate -- Sean McCormick (Strake Jesuit College Prep, Texas)
  • Original Oratory -- Justin Cooper (Scarsdale HS, New York)
  • Program Oral Interpretation -- Cassandra Edlund (Apple Valley HS, Minnesota)
  • Public Forum Debate -- Ammar Lone and Ozan Ergungor (Hawken School, Ohio)

Click here to view the complete results packet in PDF format, courtesy of Speechwire.

2016 Round Robin Champions

  • Congressional Debate -- Katie Kleinle (Ridge HS, New Jersey)
  • Dramatic Performance -- Jake Wallack (NSU University School, Florida)
  • Extemporaneous Speaking -- Nathaniel Saffran (Trinity Prep School, Florida)
  • Lincoln Douglas Debate -- Neal Kapoor (Lake Highland Prep, Florida)
  • Original Oratory -- Eve Moll (St. Thomas Aquinas HS, Florida)
  • Public Forum Debate -- Brandon Becker and Jake Becker (American Heritage at Plantation, Florida)

Click here to view the complete results packet in PDF format, courtesy of Speechwire.

Results and Ballots

2017 Sunvitational Ballots

2017 Round Robbin Ballots

2016 Sunvitational Ballots

Ballots can be viewed by clicking on the title.

2016 Round Robin Ballots

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