I am a graduating senior from the Head-Royce School in Oakland, California. I will be attending Oberlin College in the fall, and I am interested in helping out a debate team in the Cleveland area. While Oberlin is a half hour away from the city and I will be primarily concerned with college, I am looking for a way to stay involved at a minor level in the debate community. I am willing to serve as a limited assistant coach by cutting cards, judging tournaments and practice debates, occasionally traveling, and/or helping out in any capacity that a relatively local team would need.
I have been involved in policy debate for four years. I had a 4-3 record at the Tournament of Champions this year, earning five bids with three separate partners. I received speaker awards at almost every tournament I this year, including Wake Forest, GDS, St. Marks, USC, Ohio Valley, Emory, and Stanford. I am qualified for NFL nationals in June. I was a Senior Assistant at Dartmouth this past summer, and have gone to debate camp for three summers. I am particularly interested in critique-related arguments, though obviously I can also do straight up policy work.
If you know someone in the Cleveland area who might be able to use me, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Email is best, as I don't check this site very often.
Thanks in advance.