ADL closed out the final round at the TOC middle policy debate division, and because it was ADL vs ADL, TOC refused to provide judges for the final, so our own coaches Brennan, Dylan, and Brandon judged. Micah and Ray won – Champions!!! Second place, Ryan and Mira!!! Octafinalist Murphy and Chloe!!! Mira 5th Speaker! Micah 8th Speaker! Chloe 9th Speaker! Ray 12th Speaker! Simply beautiful and speechless!!! What more can I say, ADL rocks!!!
This kind of success is only possible with the best coaching team at ADL – Tyler, Brennan, Dylan, Kelly, and Brandon! I have said this before, but if it wasn’t for Kelly’s persistence, sacrifice, and leadership, policy debate would have ended in Taiwan with my son Brandon’s graduation, and it is Kelly’s community building efforts that has moved the hearts of not only the people in Taiwan, but even the coaches at the top-tier U.S. universities, and they are eager to recruit her upon her graduation. So, students, no matter how young you are, don’t underestimate the power within you to cultivate and help build a community of future leaders and circle of friends for life if you care and share.
Below is the TOC record from last year
100% of ADL policy debaters were awarded at TOC! Both teams (Warren/Amber and Andrew/Micah) won the honor of semi and quarter finalists in the middle school division!! We would like to thank the dream team policy coaches at ADL – Ryan Engen, Tyler Prochazka, Brennan Schartz, and Stefan Bauchard for their spectacular coaching!!
Middle school TOC began in 2017. This year (2018) was ADL’s first time to enter in policy debate, and the outstanding accomplishment of Warren and Amber held us spellbound!!
Aside from being quarterfinalists, Andrew Tsang and Micah Wang were #3 preliminary seed (5:0) – won all 5 rounds!
Aside from being a semifinalist, Amber was 6th place policy debate speaker out of 74 debaters!