USX Qualifiers

Ft Lauderdale

Here are the qualifiers to the 2018 National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament in United States Extemporaneous Speaking.  This qualifier board is meant to collect information on the competitors who will be doing extemp in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in June.

If you know the qualifiers from your NSDA District, please e-mail the following information to

  • The name of the NSDA District and the state that is located in
  • The names of those who will be ATTENDING nationals in IX and USX. Please do not send us the names of those who technically qualified, but opted to go in another event. We only want the names of those who will be going in the categories to avoid confusion.
  • The schools those competitors attend.
  • IF your district has an automatic qualifier from last year’s NSDA Tournament (a competitor that reached finals or semi-finals in IX and USX) and that person will be going back to NSDA in that event, please let us know. If you are an automatic qualifier and want to give this information to us yourself, fantastic!

Automatic qualifiers are indicated in red.

Deep South District (AL)

*Sandhura Alduwaka (Prattville High School)
*Trevor Otis (Saint James School)

Eastern Ohio District

*Adam Hamdan (Jackson High School)
*Leah Moore (Perry High School)
*Arjun Shanmugam (Jackson High School)

Heart of Texas District

*Hannah Herbowy (Chaparral Star Academy)
*Steven Manning (L.C. Anderson High School)

Manatee District (FL)

*Grant Bianco (NSU University School)
*Max Pinkiert (NSU University School)
*Tristian Wertanzl (Cypress Bay High School)

New England District

*David Hu (Newton South High School)
*Benjamin Lin (Acton-Boxborough High School)
*Jackson Segal (Needham High School)

Northeast Indiana District

*Ryan Day (Chesterton High School)
*Akshat Piprottar (Canterbury High School)

West Oklahoma District

*Caleb Lawson (Moore High School)
*Ella Moxley (Norman North High School)
*Tanvi Saran (Norman North High School)

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