Penn Tournament

In February, PFYD hosts the University of Pennsylvania Tournament, a national circuit tournament open to all high schools.


Past Public Forum Debate Champions

  • 2016: Bronx High School of Science (NY)
    • Isaac Bardin/Joshua Zakharov
  • 2015: Eleanor Roosevelt High School (MD)
    • Donovan Harvey/Vinai Rachakonda
  • 2014: Timber Creek High School (FL)
    • Xavier Ortega/Matt Laird & Matt Smekens/Danny Cajigas

Past Lincoln-Douglas Debate Champions

  • 2016: Ridge High School (NJ)
    • William Wen
  • 2015: Flower Mound High School (TX)
    • Jeremy Tsai & Audrey Zhang
  • 2014: Monticello High School (NY)
    • Lucas Smith

Past Policy Debate Champions

  • 2016: Strath Haven High School (PA)
    • Emma Belanger/Ben Morbeck
  • 2015: La Salle College High School (PA)
    • John Curran/Nicholas Petaccio
  • 2014: La Salle College High School (PA)
    • Jack Grogan/Conor Hogan & Andrew Durkin/Kevin Gay