ModernBrain: Jack Howe/CSULB Grand Sweepstakes ChampionsOct 01, 2022
- Erica, William, Isabel, and Mark closed out Novice Public Forum, sharing the CHAMPIONSHIP (as middle schoolers!). Vivian and Isabella were quarterfinalists.
- Isabel was the TOP SPEAKER in Novice Public Forum. Mark was runner-up.
- Mira was the CHAMPION in Middle School Congress. Takumi was 5th; Albert was 8th.
- Dea took 7th in Open Congress, earning a bid to the Tournament of Champions.
- Daniel and Iva made double-octofinals in Open Policy (as middle schoolers!).
- Luca and Micah made quarterfinals in Novice Policy.
- Annabelle was 5th Speaker and a double-octofinalist in TOC Lincoln-Douglas.
- Jolynn made semifinals, Namrata made quarterfinals, Shiwen, Jasmine, and Amy made octofinals, and Justin made runoffs in JV Lincoln-Douglas.
- Jolynn was Second Speaker in JV Lincoln-Douglas. Amy was 6th, Namrata was 7th, and Jasmine was 8th.
- Krrish made octofinals in Novice Lincoln-Douglas.
- Benji, Milla, Simon, Dario, Jane, and Alena (from Polytechnic) took 3rd and 4th in Open Worlds.
- Dario was the TOP SPEAKER in Open Worlds. Jane was 5th. Alena was 9th.
- Ashley was 2nd in Open POI, earning a bid to the Tournament of Champions.
- Grace was 3rd in Open Declamation (as a middle schooler!).
- Audrey was 4th in Open Original Oratory, earning bids to the Tournament of Champions and NIETOC (as a middle schooler!).
- Anya was the CHAMPION in Novice Humorous Interp.
- Annie was 2nd in Novice Impromptu. Max and Anny made semifinals.
- Anya was 3rd and Anna was 4th in Novice Informative.
- Stella was 4th in Novice Declamation.
- Luna and Ashley made semifinals in Open Impromptu.
- Congratulations to students from other teams we've held workshops for (such as Flintridge Sacred Heart) for their award-winning performances, as well!
Congratulations, too, to our Mock Trial Nationals team! Our students were the champions at the International Mock Trial League tournament, which drew students from three countries.
- Valley International Prep (coached by ModernBrain) was the top-ranked team; they also won the Spirit of IMT award for sportsmanship. ModernBrain's novices took fourth place (losing a tiebreaker for second).
- We had the first and second place middle schoolers (Ethan and Samantha).
- We won six Outstanding Attorney awards (Rebecca, Sidney [x2], Olivia, Ethan, and Garfield) and six Outstanding Witness awards (Billy [x2], Ethan, James, Samantha, and Donya).