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Nevin Thombre 


 Hey! I’m Nevin, I’m a senior, and I’ll be serving as one of your 2020-2021 Co-Presidents!

 I have been competing in speech and debate since I was in 6th grade, and it has truly been one of my most impactful clubs, allowing me to gain perspective on global issues and meet some of my closest friends. Outside of debate, you can find me competing in FBLA, binging Netflix, or learning about finance. I’m looking forward to a fantastic year! 

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Vivek Iyer


Hey! I’m Vivek, a senior at Lynbrook High School and one of your 2020-2021 Co-Presidents. I have competed in speech and debate since my freshman year, forming connections with competitors and learning new perspectives on issues. In my free time, I write articles about the NFL and fantasy football, play League of Legends, and listen to music. I look forward to serving you all this year!


Shreya Chilukuri 

Vice President

Hey! I'm Shreya, a senior, and I'll be serving as your 2020-2021 Vice President! I have been competing in speech and debate since 7th grade, where I have met some of my closest friends and made countless memories. In my free time, I love meeting new people and watching way too much Netflix. I look forward to meeting and working with all of you this year! 

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Riya Hariyaplar

Head of Speech

Hey! I’m Riya, a rising junior and I will be serving as this year’s Head of Speech. I have participated in Speech and Debate since freshman year competing in various tournaments along the way. This club has allowed me to meet and make amazing friends and also learn important skills. Outside of this club I like to hang out with friends and watch a ton of Netflix.

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Keshav Dandu 

Head of Debate

Hi! I’m Keshav, I am a senior and this year’s Head Captain of Debate, I have competed in Lincoln Douglass for the past 3 years but I have also competed in parliamentary and public forum with plans to do policy next year. Speech and debate on top of being the reason I have some of my closest friends is the source of many great memories from having my friends steal sprite from me, to trying 711 pizza, and 3 am lectures about capitalism. Outside you can see me building robots on our FTC team, teaching circuitry in our Aeronautics club, or playing way too much 2k.


Arnav Jain 

Secretary and Treasurer

Hi, I’m Arnav, I’m a junior and I will be serving as your 2020-2021 Secretary/Treasurer! I have been doing Lincoln Douglas Debate for many years and attended many tournaments. From pulling all-nighters to prepare for a topic to eating countless nacho fries with my friends, debate has given me memories I will never forget. In my free time, I love to learn finance/economics and play competitive soccer.