Stanford Invitational Tournament

May 31st is the Preferred Enrollment Deadline.  We still have space in most of our programs, however we can't guarantee how long spaces will be available.  If you're planning to attend, we strongly suggest that you sign up soon!

View our 2017 programs schedule.  Not sure which program to choose?  Review our "How to pick the right program" guide.

Congressional Debate

SNFI brings the professionalism and expertise developed over the past 25 years in every format of competitive high school debate to congressional debate!  Our 2-Week Core Congressional Debate Program is designed to give students an opportunity to develop and sharpen their skills for a successful competitive season in congress.


2017 Congressional Debate 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 Congressional Debate Staff Members Included:

Stanford National Forensic Institute - Prianka Kumar (Congress Instructor)

Prianka Kumar, Congress Instructor

Prianka currently attend the University of California, San Diego, and is double majoring in Neuroscience and Political science. Prianka previously attended Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, Arizona, and competed all four years of high school in public forum debate, extemporaneous speaking, and congressional debate. Prianka achieved success in all of these events on both the local and national level, was a 2-time state finalist in extemporaneous speaking, and in her senior year  was crowned state champion. Prianka qualified to NSDA nationals in extemporaneous speaking my sophomore year and advanced to top 60 in the country. In congressional debate, she qualified two years in a row to the Tournament of Champions, advanced to the final round of the Harvard Invitational, and was a two-time National Finalist in the Senate, taking 8th and 3rd place at the national tournament. In her free time, Prianka enjoys writing, painting and spending time with the love of her life (her dog).


Stanford National Forensic Institute - Joey Schnide (Congress Instructor)

Joey Schnide, Congress Instructor

Joey competed on the national circuit in congressional and Lincoln-Douglas debate for three years at Evanston Township High School in Illinois. Joey qualified to the TOC twice; in congress as a junior and in Lincoln-Douglas as a senior. He also won the Illinois State tournament (twice), the NCFL Grand National Tournament, and the NSDA National Tournament (in Extemporaneous Debate). Joey is currently a sophmore studying international affairs at the George Washington University. He is an assistant coach at Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria, VA and competes in parliamentary debate for GW on the American Parliamentary Debate Association circuit. 



Upcoming Camps

1-Week Congressional Debate Workout

SNFI is proud to add a Congressional Debate program!  We're excited to bring the same professionalism and expertise developed over the past 25 years in every format of competitive high school debate to Congress.

The 1-Week Congressional Debate Workout is designed as an opportunity for students to sharpen their Congress skills ahead of the next competitive season.  SNFI strongly suggests that students enroll in the 2-Week Core Congressional Debate Program if thei...

2-Week Core Congressional Debate Program

SNFI is proud to add a Congressional Debate program!  We're excited to bring the same professionalism and expertise developed over the past 25 years in every format of competitive high school debate to Congress.

The 2-Week Core Congressional Debate Program is designed to give students everything that they need to succeed in Congress.  More details on this summer's curriculum will be available in the near future.