Homecoming Carnival and Parade

Thank you to all the students and parents who helped with the carnival and parade! It was a huge success!


Busy weekend for the Dragons!

Woohoo! It was another big weekend for Dragon Debate!

Lindale results:
Adhi Subramanian / Arjun Menon 1st Place in PFD: Qualified to TFA State
Reagan Larimer / Alanna Miller Quarterfinalist in PFD
Zach Taylor Quarterfinalist in LD & 3rd Place Speaker
Thomas Hobum / Suyash Semifinalist in CX Debate
Sunny Daggubati 1st Place in Congress & Qualified to TFA State
Priyanka Reddy 3rd Place in Congress
Sahaj Singh 4th Place in Congress
William Ahner Finalist in Congress
William Ahner 4th Place Novice Extemporaneous Speaking
Ty Ponzo Semifinalist in Novice Extemp
Ty Ponzo 6th Place in Impromptu Speaking
Sunny Daggubati 4th in Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking
Sahaj Singh Semifinalist in FX
Suyash Jain Semifinalist in FX
Adhi Semifinalist in FX
Huda Qureshi Semifinalist in Domestic Extemporaneous

Newman Smith results:
Dru Patel 2nd Place Foreign Extemporaneous & Qualified to TFA State
Aman Patel/Camilla Cox Quarterfinalist in CX Debate
Priyanka Reddy 3rd Place Congress
Sunny Daggubati 4th Place Congress
Sowmiya Baskar 5th Place Congress
Dru Patel 6th Place Congress

This makes 3 qualified to State in Congress, 2 in Extemporaneous Speaking and 2 in PFD for TFA State next Spring. Many, many more are just a few points away from State qualification.

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Parish Episcopal Results

Congratulations to Dragon Debate!

Parish Episcopal Tournament Results

Public Forum Debate
Jackie Prokopeas/Alex Federick: Quarterfinalist
Anya/Sara Reddy: Quarterfinalist
Austin Meek/Sam Bonham: Quarterfinalist
Austin Meek: 1st Place Speaker with perfect speaks throughout tournament
Sam Bonham: 5th Place Speaker

Domestic Extemporaneous
Dru Patel: Semifinalist

Foreign Extemporaneous
Dru Patel: 4th Place
Dru is now qualified for the Tournament of Champions in Speech!

Prose Interpretation
Alisha Sircar: 4th Place

Novice Lincoln-Douglas
Gautum Iyer: 2nd Place





All shall know the name Dragon Debate

Once again, Dragon Debate struck fear into the heart of every competitor at two separate tournaments last weekend!

Grapevine – Varsity

Public Forum
Alex Federick/Jackie Prokopeas Octofinalists
Sam Bonham/Austin Meek Octofinalists

Emma Lin 2nd Place Finalist
Sunny Daggubati Semifinalist

Foreign Extemp
Emma Lin 4th Place Finalist
Mafaaz Tanzeem Semifinalist

Domestic Extemp
Sunny Daggubati Semifinalist

Princeton HS – Junior Varsity

Public Forum
Reagan Laramer/Allana Miller Finalists
Arjun Menon/Ahdi Subramanian Finalists

Foreign Extemp
Sahaj Singh 1st Place Finalist
Adhi Subramanian 6th Place Finalist

Policy Debate
Sara Reddy/Anya Reddy Semifinalists

Congressional Debate
Sahaj Singh 1st Place Finalist
Hira Asim 9th Place Finalist
Preston Lee 10th Place Finalist
Chris Dao Finalist

Novice Lincoln Douglas
Paul Doherty 2nd Place Finalist

Sahaj Singh and Emma Lin are both qualified for TFA (Texas Forensic Association) State in Congressional Debate. Congressional finalists at Grapevine also got a TOC (Tournament of Champions) bid. Congratulations!

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Dragons dominate at Plano!

Congratulations to Dragon Debate! Here are the results of the Plano Senior High Tournament:

1st Place: Dru Patel
2nd Place: Emma Lin
Finals: Sowmiya Baskar, Sunny Daggubati (7th Place)

Public Forum
1st Place: Jackie Prokopeas and Alex Federick
3rd Place: Austin Meek and Sam Bonham
Quarterfinalists: Arjun Menon and Adhi Subramanian
2nd Place Speaker Points: Arjun Menon
3rd Place Speaker Points: Jackie Prokopeas

Domestic Extemporaneous
Finals: Alex Federick (6th Place), Sam Bonham (8th Place)

Foreign Extemporaneous
Finals: Arjun Menon (7th Place)

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Join the Debate Boosters and order t-shirts and signs!

Hi, everyone!

Here’s what you missed in case you weren’t at the Meet & Greet. These forms will also be distributed to students sometime next week.

    • Join 120 families in the CISD Debate Boosters and get a free directory*!
      Debate Booster proceeds are used for items that benefit all debate students, such as subscriptions to magazines and research services, computer stands and other supplies, coach travel fees, and more.
      *The directory won’t be fancy, but it might save the day for carpools.

      Download form: Debate Booster membership form
    • Dragon Debate T-shirts (long sleeve!)
      Show school spirit and shield others from the unharnessed power emanating from your bare forearms.
      Download form: T-shirt order form
    • Dragon Debate Yard Signs
      Because your neighbors deserve to know who to call for help should they ever experience an argument construction emergency.
      Download form: Yard sign order form

Meet & Greet set for Thursday, Aug. 20

All freshmen through senior debate students and their parents are invited to meet and welcome our new Dragon Debate coach, Mr. David Brown!

Thursday, August 20, 2015
5:30-7:00 PM

Carroll Senior High School, Student Activity Center (Cafeteria)

Mr. Brown will speak from about 6:00-6:30. Bring your checkbooks for t-shirt orders!

Tournament of Champions Results

Congratulations to Dragon Debate senior Azhar Hussain, the 2015 TOC Congressional Debate Champion! The Tournament of Champions is the most difficult and significant high school speech and debate event anywhere.

Students qualify to compete at the TOC based on their performance during the regular competitive season at national and regional tournaments.

Please congratulate Azhar as well as Emma Lin and Zain Aziz, who worked enormously hard in advance of and during this weekend’s competition.

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Dragons Win at Harvard

This weekend Carroll students battled the elements including record-setting snowfall and the toughest competition in the country. We’re pleased to report that several of our students came out on top!

The 21st Annual Harvard National Congress tournament included 468 competitors from across the nation.

First Place – Azhar Hussain
Semifinalist – Emma Lin
Quarterfinalist – Zain Aziz
Leadership Award – Azhar Hussain

Please congratulate these amazing students on an unprecedented performance!

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Plano Vines and Jesuit College Prep Results

Congratulations to students who placed in the Plano Vines and Jesuit College Prep tournaments!

Plano Vines

Varsity PF Debate:
2nd Place – Azhar Hussain & Zain Aziz

Jesuit College Prep

Novice CX Debate:
1st place Overall Speaker – Camilla Cox
2nd place Overall Speaker – Aman Patel

James Stewart
Sara & Anya Reddy

Jonathan Chiang & Ali Alhaque

Finals (close out):
Aman Patel & Camilla Cox
Rishik Puppala & Suyash Jain