LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the Livingston High School Forensic Speech and Debate Team, coached by English teacher Danielle Roger, has successful showings at their first two competitions of the 2020-2021 season—earning second place as a team and several individual awards at the first virtual event in October, followed by third place as a team and several additional individual awards at the second event earlier this month.

In addition to winning second place in "Team Sweepstakes" in October, which was a first for Lancers Forensic Speech and Debate, the following students won individual awards:

  • 1st place Varsity Oral Interpretation: Jaina Jallow
  • 1st place Varsity Public Forum: Rahul Shah and Matthew Zhang
  • 1st place Junior Varsity Public Forum: Katherine Hall and Jonathan Hong
  • 2nd place Varsity Declamation: Hannah Kim
  • 2nd place Varsity Duo: Anna Weiner and Julia Zhang 
  • 4th place Varsity Declamation: Nidhi Gosalia
  • 4th place Varsity Dramatic: Sia Bansal
  • 4th place Varsity Duo: Alexandra Bae and Grace Hu
  • Quarter-Finalist Varsity Lincoln Douglas: Matthew Jojy

The Lancers placed third in “Team Sweepstakes” during the November competition along with the following individual awards:

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  • 1st place Varsity Oral Interpretation: Jaina Jallow
  • 1st place Junior Varsity Lincoln Douglas: Nishna Makala
  • 2nd place Varsity Duo: Alexandra Bae and Grace Hu
  • 3rd place Varsity Declamation: Nidhi Gosalia
  • Quarter-Finalist in Varsity Public Forum: Aarush Raj and Franklin Yiu
  • Semi-Finalist in Varsity Public Forum: Neel Sahni and Eric Wang
  • 5th place Varsity Duo: Anna Weiner and Julia Zhang 
  • 5th place in Junior Varsity Lincoln Douglas: Aaron Nagler
  • 6th place Varsity Declamation: Hannah Kim
  • 6th place Junior Varsity Lincoln Douglas: Raina Baltra


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