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Campolindo claims Prospect


This weekend, the Georgiana Hays Invitational hosted by Prospect High School culminated in a final round between Campolindo’s Shannon Bonet & Sharon Yuan and Evergreen Valley’s Mina Mohebbi & Bryant Tran. Negating the resolution, “Kritiks should be banned in high school parliamentary debate,” Bonet & Yuan won on a 3-0 decision. . .READ MORE

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Campolindo claims Prospect


This weekend, the Georgiana Hays Invitational hosted by Prospect High School culminated in a final round between Campolindo’s Shannon Bonet & Sharon Yuan and Evergreen Valley’s Mina Mohebbi & Bryant Tran. Negating the resolution, “Kritiks should be banned in high school parliamentary debate,” Bonet & Yuan won on a 3-0 decision. . .READ MORE

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Los Altos Victorious at California State Tournament


The California High School Speech Association State Tournament at Arcadia High School on April 28 welcomed a field of impressive teams from around the state. After three days of debate the field was narrowed down to a final round between Los Altos’ Shirley Cheng & Spencer Dembner and Lowell’s Emily Hall & Frances Sutton. Cheng & Dembner negated. . . READ MORE

Los Altos Victorious at California State Tournament


The California High School Speech Association State Tournament at Arcadia High School on April 28 welcomed a field of impressive teams from around the state. After three days of debate the field was narrowed down to a final round between Los Altos’ Shirley Cheng & Spencer Dembner and Lowell’s Emily Hall & Frances Sutton. Cheng & Dembner negated. . . READ MORE

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Sprague takes OSAA Championship for first time since 2011


Two years after reaching the final round at the OSAA Championship, Sprague’s Arika Harrison, now with a new partner in Kenneth Leja, finally claimed victory at state with a 3-0 win against Marist’s Emily Jewitt & Angela Agnew. Held annually at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, this year's OSAA Championship. . . READ MORE

Sprague takes OSAA Championship for first time since 2011


Two years after reaching the final round at the OSAA Championship, Sprague’s Arika Harrison, now with a new partner in Kenneth Leja, finally claimed victory at state with a 3-0 win against Marist’s Emily Jewitt & Angela Agnew. Held annually at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, this year's OSAA Championship. . . READ MORE

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About POI


The Point of Information website is your source for all things related to high school parliamentary debate in the United States. Here, you can find rankings, news articles, resources for success, and information on joining the POI Foundation as a voting member-school. 

We're here to support you in your parliamentary debate career, so please contact us at any time with questions, additional resources, or tournament information at info@parli.org, or through our contact form.

Happy debating! 

About POI


The Point of Information website is your source for all things related to high school parliamentary debate in the United States. Here, you can find rankings, news articles, resources for success, and information on joining the POI Foundation as a voting member-school. 

We're here to support you in your parliamentary debate career, so please contact us at any time with questions, additional resources, or tournament information at info@parli.org, or through our contact form.

Happy debating! 

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Who We Are


Learn more about the people who keep the site in motion.

Who We Are


Learn more about the people who keep the site in motion.

Sierra Maciorowski, Web Admin & EDitor-in-Chief

Sierra Maciorowski joined POI in 2014 as editor of the opinion page, became editor-in-chief and web admin in 2015, and continues this year with both editing and general website administration. In high school, she debated for Sonoma Academy, finishing her career ranked #10 individually and reaching quarters at the Tournament of Champions. She served as editor-in-chief of the Sonoma Academy newspaper for one year, in addition to a year as web editor and 4 years also working as a journalist. She competed for the Santa Rosa Junior College in NPDA for one semester, finishing her career ranked #20 nationally. Sierra now studies Science, Technology and Society, and English at Stanford University, where she is also a Stanford Law Review intern and a Stanford Debate Society member. Sierra coaches the Mountain View - Los Altos parliamentary debate team and private students, and directs the high-school and middle-school programs at the POI Debate Institute. 


Mehak Sharma, News Editor

A senior at Prospect High School, Mehak has participated in parliamentary debate for two years, and joined POI in 2015 as one of our Northern California correspondents. This year, she moves into the role of news editor, working with our correspondents to prepare articles for publication. She reached octofinals at the Santa Clara Philalethic Invitational in 2015 and the Dempsey-Cronin Invitational in 2016, was the novice champion of the Cal Lutheran Invitational her freshman year, and has helped run Prospect's Georgiana Hays Invitational each spring as secretary of her debate team. In addition to debate, Mehak competes on a lyrical dance team, runs for her school's cross-country and track teams, participates in mock trial, and serves as an editor for her school publication, the Paragon.

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Karl Moeglein, Senior Oregon Correspondent

Karl is a senior at Ashland High School, where he has debated since his sophomore year, and joined the POI team in 2015. Last year, he reached double-octofinals at the National Parliamentary Debate Invitational, quarterfinals at the Jean Ward Invitational at Lewis & Clark College, and was the champion and top speaker of the Robert D. Clark Invitational at the University of Oregon. He finished the year ranked 15th in the POI rankings and is a two-time national qualifier in extemporaneous speaking. Beyond debate, Karl plays hockey, takes long hikes in the magical Oregon wilderness, is editor-in-chief of his school’s newspaper, and announces games for the football team.


SARAJANE GRIFFITHS, OREGON CORRESPONDENT

SaraJane is a senior at Lake Oswego High School, and has debated since she was a founding member of her middle school debate team in eighth grade. Although last year was her first competing in parliamentary debate, she ended the season ranked 37th in the POI rankings.  She reached semi-finals at the Oregon State Championship, making her and her partner the first all-female parliamentary debate team to place in the top three in the state in 10 years. Outside of debate, SaraJane sings in both her school’s classical choir and contemporary a cappella group, plays co-ed recreational soccer with her friends, and is a regular at Powell’s bookstore and local coffeeshops. 

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EMILY HER, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CORRESPONDENT

A junior, Emily attends and debates for Dougherty Valley High School. She has done parliamentary debate for three years, and hopes to be able to experience other speech or debate events soon. As the team’s Lieutenant Captain of Parliamentary Debate, Emily has debated with various partners throughout her career in the Golden Gate Speech Association. Apart from debate, she is also an officer of the Art Club, Acts of Random Kindness, Chinese American Youth Association Bay Area, and Future Business Leaders of America organizations. She enjoys Model United Nations and anything art, design, or psychology related. Emily hopes to be able to meet new debaters in the community who are able to share similar interests and can converse about anything, anytime.


SHANNON BONET, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CORRESPONDENT

Shannon is a sophomore at Campolindo High School, and she is entering her third year of competitive debate. In middle-school, she qualified nationally in the Middle-School Public Debate Program, and began her parliamentary debate career shortly thereafter.  Last year, after holding a perfect winning record during her time as a novice, Shannon took 6th place at the Georgiana Hays Invitational, in addition to reaching octofinals at the Santa Clara University Philalethic Invitational. She ended her freshman season among the top 100 ranked teams. This year, Shannon reached quarterfinals at the National Parliamentary Debate Invitational and the Notre Dame Invitational, is ranked #13, and currently serves on the leadership board of Campolindo’s debate team as an events officer. Outside of debate, Shannon enjoys babysitting children, light and heavy reading, and adoring her dog, Lola.

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Christina Patricia, Southern California Correspondent

Christina is a senior at Torrey Pines High School, where she has participated and competed in parliamentary debate since 2014. She competes mainly in the San Diego Imperial Valley Speech League tournaments, in addition to invitational tournaments in Southern California. Aside from debating, Christina enjoys drawing traditional art, raises tropical fish as a hobby, and is a graphics artist for her school's chapter of Journals of Youth in Science (JOURNYS), a student-run science journal written by high-schoolers for high-schoolers. 


Kavan Nakai, Southern California Correspondent

Kavan is a senior at Claremont High School, where he has competed in parliamentary debate for two years. His sophomore year, he earned eighth place in parli at the Citrus Belt Speech Region league championship, setting the stage for a successful junior season. Last year, he reached final rounds at multiple league tournaments, eventually bettering his previous performance to earn second place at his league championship, in addition to becoming co-champion of the Claremont Bargain Belt Invitational with teammates. He finished the year ranked #40 nationally. This year, Kavan has exchanged that ranking for #7, reaching finals at Long Beach and Cypress. Outside of debate, Kavan participates in Mixed Martial Arts, football, is in the IB Diploma Program, and is an avid video gamer. 

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Paul Kim, SENIOR East Coast Correspondent 

Paul debates for Ridgefield High School in Connecticut, where he is currently a junior, and joined our correspondent team in 2015. Competing primarily in the Connecticut Debate Association, he compiled a masterful sophomore season, which included trophying in league tournaments, and receiving the 5th varsity speaker award at the Yale Osterweis Invitational. Outside of debate, Paul is involved locally with Ridgefield's Democratic Town Committee and Connecticut Against Gun Violence, competes on his school track and field team, does mock trial, and is an editor for his school newspaper, the Ridgefielder.