• The HISD-Houston Urban Debate League (HUDL) serves between 800-1000 students annually in nearly 30 HISD high schools. HUDL has enjoyed increasing competitive success in local, state and even national tournaments. Recently, HUDL teams placed among the top teams in the state and nation at the UIL CX Debate State Championship in Austin and NAUDL Urban Debate National Championship in Washington D.C.
     
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Tournament Results

  • HUDL City Championship

    Posted by Mark Niles Jr on 3/7/2021

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  • HUDL City Championship Qualifier

    Posted by John Rassenfoss on 2/24/2021

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  • Middle School Tournament 3: January 23, 2020

    Posted by Mark Niles Jr on 1/24/2021

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  • HUDL Tournament 5: January 16 2020

    Posted by Mark Niles Jr on 1/18/2021

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  • HUDL Winter Classic: December 12

    Posted by Mark Niles Jr on 12/14/2020 10:00:00 AM

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  • Middle School Tournament 2: November 14

    Posted by Mark Niles Jr on 11/17/2020

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  • HUDL Tournament 3: November 7

    Posted by Mark Niles Jr on 11/7/2020 10:05:00 PM

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  • HUDL Tournament 2: October 10

    Posted by Mark Niles Jr on 10/11/2020 1:00:00 AM

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  • HUDL Tournament 1: September 19

    Posted by Mark Niles Jr on 9/21/2020 2:00:00 PM

    CROSS EXAMINATION

    Top Speakers:
    1. Dean Ahmed Heights HS
    2. Mahilet Tefera Liberty HS
    3. Nathalia Estrada Liberty HS
    Top 4
    1. Mahilet Tefera and Melvin Guevara Liberty HS
    2. Jeremiah Jolivette and Dean Ahmed Heights HS
    3. Nathalia Estrada and Nelly Larin Liberty HS
    4. Valentin Vasquez and Bassam Aneed Sharpstown International

    PUBLIC FORUM
    JV
    Top Speakers:
    1. Laila McGowan Challenge HS
    2. Nathaniel Palomarez Sharpstown International
    3. Paula Wright Sharpstown International
    Top 4:
    1. Nathaniel Palomerez and Anddy Lopez Sharpstown International
    2. Laila McGowan and Alicia Melendez Challenge HS
    3. Meylin Fuentes and Paula Wright Sharpstown International
    4. Adrian Pena and Brayan Garcia Sharpstown International


    Varisty
    Top Speakers:
    1. Pranav Kumar
    2. Diego Garcia
    3. Bartolo Barona
    Top 7:
    1. Ruofan Liu and Pranav Kumar Carnegie
    2. Diego Garcia and Bartolo Barona Westbury
    3. Elliot Fulmer and Jack Purser Lamar
    4. Paul Daniel and Roy Semaan DeBakey
    5. Jocelyn Sierra and Joselin Carlos Sharpstown International
    6. Sarah Ajao and Elvia Mora-Blanco Carnegie
    7. Kate Alarcon and Amaya Sanchez Sharpstown International


    Lincoln Douglas
    JV
    Top Speaker
    1. Tegann Franco Challenge HS
    2. Zamured Alazzawi Liberty HS
    3. Diego Calderon Carnegie
    Top 3
    1. Tegann Franco Challenge HS
    2. Wilber Melara Liberty HS
    3. Zamured Alazzawi Liberty HS

    Varsity
    Top Speakers
    1. Tanish Madan Carnegie
    2. Justin Hung DeBakey
    3. Cindy Cui Carnegie
    Top 11
    1. Tanish Madan Carnegie
    2. Cindy Cui Carnegie
    3. Kate Davis Energy Institute
    4. Justin Hung DeBakey
    5. Joshua Adegoke Challenge HS
    6. Siddhartha Rana Carnegie
    7. Rhea Singh DeBakey
    8. Dion Barnes Westbury
    9. Julian Salaberry Energy
    10. Leon Sakata Carnegie
    11. Swetha Saravanan Debakey


    World Schools
    Top Speakers
    1. Jaylon Flowers East Early
    2. Kevin Le Sharpstown International
    3. Yosselin Leon East Early
    Top 2
    1. Isaac Alvarez, Jaylon Flowers, Yosselin Leon and Francisco Bracho East Early
    2. Hau Nguyen, Alexis Tellez, Kevin Le and Larry Bello Sharpstown International

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  • HUDL City Championship

    Posted by Mark Niles Jr on 2/23/2020 6:00:00 AM

    Feb. 22, 2020 - Students from 19 Houston-area high schools converged on the Bob Casey Federal Courthouse in downtown Houston to compete for the Houston Urban Debate League's city championships. Having qualified to reach the courthouse by participating in regular season HUDL tournaments and then breaking to the elimination rounds at the HISD and CASE qualifying tournaments, students from all over the greater Houston area competed to see who would be crowned champions in each of HUDL's five divisions.

    The HUDL City Champions and runners-up for the 2019-2020 season are:


    Congress Debate
    In 10th place, from Wheatley HS, Jesse Reyes.

    In 9th place, from Westbury, Juan Chavez.

    In 8th place, from Westbury, Jesse Flores.

    In 7th place, from Houston Academy for International Studies, Jennifer Manzano (Jenn-i-fur Man-san-oh).

    In 6th place, from Waltrip, Alex Barnes.

    In 5th place, from Westbury, JeVon Tone.

    In 4th place, from HISD UIL Carnegie, Nikhil Vinod.

    In 3rd place, from Energy Institute HS, Cole Kehn.

    In 2nd place, from HISD UIL Carnegie, Raahim Siddiqui.

    In 1st place, from Energy Institute HS, Jackson Nielsen.


    Cross-Examination

    The Octafinalists in CX Var were...

    From Heights High School, Olivia Kuffner and Angel Gaston.

    From Heights High School, Natalie Gonzalez and Luke Miller.

    From Heights High School, Alice Waters and Tavia Gabrysch.

    From Westside HS, Daniel Ensandoost and Sarvesh Iadhav.

    From Heights High School, Elias Elizarraras and Julian Seghers.

    From CASE Harmony School of Advancement

    From CASE Alief ISD Taylor HS

    From Alief Kerr High School


    The Quarterfinalists in CX Var were...

    From CASE Humble ISD Aatascocita HS

    From North Houston Early College, Guadalupe Blas and Angelina Martinez.

    From Heights High School, Jeremiah Jolivette and George Psaras.

    From DeBakey, Roohie Sheikh and Audrey Nguyen.

     

    The Semifinalists in CX Var were...

    From Heights High School, Sebastian Arreola and Grace Sahualla.

    From Alief Kerr High School


    In the Final round of CX Var...

    In 2nd place, from Heights High School, Lee Carter and Alfonso Arreola.

    In 1st place, from Heights High School, Thomas Williams and Alex Poll.

    Lincoln Douglas

    The Octafinalists in Lincoln Douglas were...

    From DeBakey, David Dzul.

    From Houston Academy for International Studies, Boris Mejia.

    From Westbury, Bilal Gilbert.

    From DeBakey, Kimberly Richardson.

    From Kashmere, Makayla Mayes.

    From Westside HS, Megan McKay.

    From Westbury, Victor Gonzalez.

    From Sterling HS, Maddyson Barron.


    The Quarterfinalists in Lincoln Douglas were...

    From Westside HS, Aishi Gulati.

    From Westside HS, Runtian Du.

    From Westbury, Jonathan Matinez.

    From DeBakey, Rebecca Rodriguez.


    The Semifinalists in Lincoln Douglas were...

    From HISD UIL Carnegie, Jeffrey Qi.

    From Westbury, Limairy Cervates.


    In the Final round of Lincoln Douglas...

    In 2nd place, from HISD UIL Carnegie, Tanish Madan.

    In 1st place, from DeBakey, Amulya Tamma.

    Public Forum

    The Quarterfinalists in Public Forum were...

    From Houston Academy for International Studies, Heidi Chapin (Hi-dee Chay-pin) and Erin Smart (Air-in Smart).

    From HISD UIL Carnegie, Marilyn Vaca and Sophia Dai.

    From DeBakey, Pranav Chemudupaty and Pranjal Sheth.

    From HISD UIL Carnegie, Nora Mohamed and Elvia Mora-Blanco.


    The Semifinalists in Public Forum were...

    From HISD UIL Carnegie, Anjni Patel and Varshitha Krishna.

    From Westside HS, Amaya Jacob and Gaurav Dutta.


    In the Final round of Public Forum...

    In 2nd place, from DeBakey, Nithya Erabelli and Roy Semaan.

    In 1st place, from HISD UIL Carnegie, Ruafan Liu and Pranav Kumar.

    World Schools

    The Octafinalists in WSD Var were...

    From CASE Harmony School of Advancement

    From CASE Spring Branch ISD Westchester International

    From CASE Alief ISD Taylor HS

    From CASE Spring Early College Academy

    From Alief Kerr High School

    From CASE Harmony School of Advancement, Filza Anis

    From South Early, Noah Otote-Ingram, Maynard Capalad and Kaleb Manalo.

    From DeBakey, Sahil Patel, Ibrahim Ozgel and Herbert Chen.


    The Quarterfinalists in WSD Var were...

    From CASE Harmony School of Advancement

    From CASE Spring Early College Academy

    From South Early, Jetaury Davis, Nia Burch and Ricardo Hammonds.

    From Elsik High School


    The Semifinalists in WSD Var were...

    From DeBakey, Pratik Pohuja, Sanshuv Joshi and Dhruv Patel.

    From CASE Spring Early College Academy


    In the Final round of WSD Var...

    In 2nd place, from DeBakey, Charlye Jackson (Charlie), Neeharika Venuturupalli, Camille Ofulue, Megan Benavides and Deena Ali.

    In 1st place, from Elsik High School

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