Maggie Mills competed in Public Forum debate for Chagrin Falls High School for all four years of high school. Maggie served as President and Vice President of Chagrin Falls High School’s Speech and Debate team. Throughout her four-year career, she and her partner, Sasha, qualified for the Ohio state speech and debate tournament four times and for the Tournament of Champions three times. During her senior year, Maggie and Sasha won the Ohio state tournament without dropping a ballot. In June, the team won the 2020 NSDA national championship. Maggie plans to study Economics and Political Science as a member of the University of Chicago’s class of 2024.
Sasha Haines competed in Public Forum Debate for Chagrin Falls High School for four years and was a co-captain of the team during her junior and senior year. Sasha often competed nationally, reaching elimination rounds at numerous national tournaments including the Sunvitational, the Season Opener at UK, UPenn, and Stanford. Throughout her career, Sasha qualified three times to the Gold division of the Tournament of Champions, was the Ohio State Champion and won the 2020 NSDA Nationals. Sasha plans to study Public Affairs and Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at The Ohio State University.
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Albi Manfredi did Public Forum Debate for five years at Lake Mary Prep in Orlando, Florida. Throughout his time as a competitor, he amassed a total of 17 bids to the Tournament of Champions, semi-finaled at the Yale Invitational and the Tournament of Champions, was the Florida State Runner-Up, and championed the Blue Key Round Robin, the Crestian Tradition, and the Sunvitational. Individually, he achieved top speaker at the Blake Tournament, Emory’s Barkley Forum, and Florida States. He finished his career placing 5th at NSDA Nationals. As a first year out, Albi has been a successful coach, most recently helping Sasha and Maggie win the prestigious NSDA national tournament. Albi is a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania studying Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Legal Studies.
Ana Kevorkian competed in Public Forum debate for Chagrin Falls High School for 3 years. During her senior year, she served as Secretary of the school’s Speech and Debate team, handling tournament registration and results reporting. She also founded the Ohio chapter of Beyond Resolved and served as the organization’s first Director of Research and the Director of the Clothing Drive Initiative. In high school, she was a National Merit Scholar, National AP Scholar, AP Capstone Diploma recipient, and graduated Cum Laude.