(September 30, 2019) Another great weekend for Little Rock Central High School debate team! Seniors Sakshi Garg and Valorie Lam earned their SECOND bid to the National Tournament of Champions last weekend at the Greenhill Fall Classic in Dallas, TX! In just two weekends, Garg and Lam have fully qualified to the TOC, and are currently the only debaters in Arkansas with Bids in ANY field! They are also one of only five teams in the country to have fully qualified to the TOC this early. You can look at the bid tracker for the Championship here.
Garg and Lam placed in the Top Eight of this notoriously difficult tournament, earning their second bid in Double -Octafinals by defeating New Trier (IL) on a 3-0 decision! They defeated Coppell (TX) on a 2-1 decision in Octafinals, and finished their run in Quarterfinals against Edgemont (NY).
They will vie for their third bid at Heritage Hall in Oklahoma City in mid-October. They are well on their way to a record-setting season! If you have Sakshi and Valorie, please congratulate them on this big achievement!