Last week, SVUDL Silver Creek sophomores Jasleen Randhawa and Christina Vo traveled with Head Coach Jimi Morales to Spokane, WA to complete in the inaugural Saint George’s Invitational Tournament.
SVUDL was the only Bay Area team and the only Urban Debate League team competing in the tournament. SVUDL’s travel and lodging were made possible by a scholarship fund created by the parents of the Saint George’s Debate Club, and cold weather attire for our students was donated by Dress for Success San Jose (our neighbors in the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits) and our staff members. Randhawa and Vo were selected because their team won first place in the first SVUDL intra-league tournament in October (they also won the overall SVUDL tournament in February).
Randhawa loves to volunteer with children at her local public library helping to teach them to read and leading story time and arts and crafts activities when she's not competing in debate tournaments. She was excited to kick off the national season in Spokane and looks forward to the spring competition season, especially the UC Berkeley tournament. Randhawa hopes to work with children either in medicine or law in the future.
Vo can be found bouncing around campus as an officer of four different clubs including the Pre-Med club that she founded at the beginning of the school year. She is excited to continue growing as a debater and enjoys facing increasingly difficult competition. Vo hopes to one day work as a surgeon.
Randhawa and Vo competed in six over two days rounds and ended the tournament with a 1-5 record. They immensely enjoyed the experience and the opportunity to compete against some of the top varsity teams from across the country.