TMI Students’ Succeed in Austin Debate Tournaments

Two TMI debaters traveled to Austin to compete in two tournaments on January 20 and January 21st, where they debated with students from across Texas on topics ranging from funding for hypersonic missiles to whether the United States should support the independence movement of West Papua in Indonesia.

Anish Beeram ’23 placed first in all of his rounds and first overall in Congressional Debate in both the Westlake High School tournament and the Austin Liberal Arts and Sciences Academy tournament. Grayson Weekley ’25 also made speeches at both tournaments, earning points for TMI and positive feedback from the judges.