Congressional Debate Instructor
Joseph Perbtani is a senior at Nova High School. He was ranked as high as 16th in the nation in Congressional Debate in the 2017-2018 debate season. He has served as his team’s Congressional Debate captain for the past two years and is this year’s Fundraising Coordinator for the Nova High Speech and Debate team. His achievements list includes: Crestian finals (2017 and 2019), 4th at the Crestian Round Robin (2019), Blue Key Finals (2017), 2nd place (2019), 3rd at the Blue Key Round Robin (2019), 7th at Isidore Newman (2017), Harvard Quarterfinals (2017 and 2018), and Semifinal rounds at the Sunvitational (2019 and 2020), Emory’s Barkley Forum (2019 and 2020). Joseph has also collected 11 bids to the Tournament of Champions in his four years of debate. This will be Joseph’s first summer working for a debate institute and he is incredibly excited to help young debaters from all over the country develop the same passion he holds for Congressional Debate.