Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High
School congratulates Sandeep Shankar and Daniel Cigale of Lincoln-Sudbury for
winning the 2019 National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament
held in Dallas, Texas. In the final round, Cigale and Shankar defeated All
Saints Episcopal’s competitors Bradley Tidwell and Evan Pan on June 21st, on a
13-2 decision, the widest margin of victory in the event's history. Over
the prior week of competition, Sandeep and Daniel debated 15 rounds against the
finest speech and debate teams in the nation, winning their final 9 rounds
consecutively en route to the Championship. This capped off their
historic postseason run, which also saw them win 2nd place at April's National
Tournament of Champions. For their victory, Sandeep and Daniel were each
awarded a $5,000 scholarship toward the college of their choice.
National Speech & Debate Tournament is the largest academic competition in
the world bringing together competitors representing the top 4% of more than
150,000 student members at approximately 3,500 schools. Two teams from LS
participated in the tournament: Brooks Howell and Jesse Sun; and Daniel Cigale
and Sandeep Shankar.
Speech and Debate Team thanks Tim Nikula, LS History Teacher, for being coach
and mentor. The team has appreciated his cool candor in dealing with
student issues as he volunteered his time running the LS Speech and Debate
Tournament for the past two years which is held in December.
see the link below of the All Saints PT vs. Lincoln-Sudbury National Speech and
Debate Association Public Forum Finals.