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2-Week Beginners' Parliamentary Program
The 2-Week Beginners' Parliamentary program combines the 1-Week Introduction to Argumentation & Debate session with the 1-Week Parliamentary Debate program. Students enrolled in the 2-Week Beginners' Flex Package will learn the basics of debate in first week, and then will be able to join the 1-Week Parliamentary program one level up from the "beginner" group a starting student would otherwise be placed in.
2017 2-Week Beginners' Parliamentary Program Staff Members Include:
Check back closer to the start of camp for details on our 2017 staff
We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed and as we have complete biographic information available. Staff listing may not be fully up to date or reflect all hires to date.
2016 2-Week Beginners' Parliamentary Program Staff Members Included:
Karina has been the Director of Middle School Forensics at The Harker School in San Jose, California for the past six years. Under Karina's leadership the team has been recognized by the National Speech and Debate Association as an Overall School of Excellence for the past five years. In addition, her students were the 2011 Lincoln Douglas National Champions, 2012 Congressional Debate National Champions, 2013 Public Forum National Champions, 2013 Congressional Debate National Champions, 2014 Policy Debate National Champions and 2014 Original Oratory National Champion. Karina is a Diamond Coach with the National Speech & Debate Association and her team was recognized by President Obama in 2015.
Bryan St. Amant co-founded Windsor High School’s parliamentary debate program in 2007. Under his leadership, Windsor has won or reached the final round of parliamentary debate at UOP, James Logan, Claremont, Bishop O’Dowd, Santa Clara Spring, the Windsor Invitational and the California State Championship. In 2015 & 2016, five Windsor parliamentary debaters finished in the top-10 in of the NSDA's national ranking, including the 1st & 2nd ranked parli debaters in the nation. Bryan's unique perspective on persuasion and argumentation draws from his distinguished career as a marketing executive/CEO in addition to his experience as a national-circuit policy debater -- winning the California State Championship for Damien High School and serving as captain of the UC Berkeley debate team. Bryan holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley, an MS in Management from MIT, and is Founder & CEO of VinterActive LLC.
* Tentative and Subject to Change
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