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City champions crowned!

On March 4, 2023, Houston ISD and CASE Debates students came together at the Bob Casey Federal Courthouse in downtown Houston for the elimination rounds of HUDL's 2022-2023 City Championships.

Thanks go out to our district partners and our volunteers for making this year's championships, and the entire debate season, a rousing success. HUDL also thanks the judges of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas for welcoming our debaters into the courthouse for this unique and exciting experience.

Congratulations to the champions and runners-up, each of whom receives a Benjamin Donald Hatfield Scholarship award thanks to the remarkable generosity of the Hatfield family.

Congressional Debate

Champion – Alex Barnes

Waltrip HS

Runner-Up – Monya Nayil

Westfield HS

Public Forum Debate

Champions – Heidi Chapin & Helen Repass

Houston Academy of International Studies

Runners-Up – Tanish Madan & Leon Sakata

Carnegie HS

Policy Debate


Alexander Prieo & Matthew Gonzales-Gordon

Heights HS

Easton Peters & Alara Eyuboglu

Heights HS

World Schools Debate

Champions – Deborah Akpeki, Oyindamola Akintola, Marvellous Nans and Kelsey Mosely

Alief Early College HS

Runners-Up – Jonathan Barnes, Sofia Barrera, Irath Habani, Helen Gordon and Nolan Zeng

Westchester HS

Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Champion - Zion Duplechain

Energy Institute HS (pictured right)

Runner-Up – Wyatt Yates

Energy Institute HS (pictured left)

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