• Cornelia Fraser and Rafey Khan are the 2017 National Champions in Public Forum Debate. They are also the Manatee District and Florida State Champions this year. Cornelia and Rafey won what is regarded as the single most difficult event in Speech and Debate. They managed to defeat head to head the teams that finished 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th. They won the final round in front of thousands in a live audience by a vote of 10-3, which is thought to be the widest margin of victory in the final round. They also won the semi finals with a combined 10-0 ballot. Safe to say they dominated the national competition.  

     

    • The Nova Debate Team also earned an award named "School of Outstanding Distinction" which is given to the top ten teams in the nation. 

     

    • Jordan Cotterell and Anthony Walton Finaled and placed in the top 25 in the Nation in Congressional Debate. Nicholas Diprima Semi-finaled as well.

     

    • Jacob Lieberman quarter finaled and placed in the top 25 in Humorous Interpretation.

     

    • Eleanor Bock quarter finaled and finished in the top 25 in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking.

     

    • Sebastian Avella was a key member of the Broward County team that finished in the top 4 in the nation in World Schools Debate. 

     

    • The team of Kyleb Bello and George Alarcon and the team of Nicolas Cuesta and Madison Bober also placed in the top 60 in Public Forum Debate.