Speech and Debate TFA State Competition

The Speech and Debate Team competed at TFA State with great success. There were 224 schools from across Texas competing and each event had over 100 competitors.  The team had 10 out of 18 students advance in seven different events and ended up placing third and sixth in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking. Tompkins also received the “Top Ten Qualifying High School” for earning 26 state qualifications. Congratulations to the following students who placed in their respective categories.

Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking

Third Place – Junior Byron Xu

Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking

Top 10 – Senior Ping Toong (Semi-finalist)

Top 18 – Junior Siddhant Puranik (Semi-finalist)

Top 36 – Junior Chumeng Wang (Quarter Finalist)

Top 36 – Junior Saiesha Sharma (Quarter Finalist)


Top 10 – Junior Krishnendu Sreekumar (Semi-finalist)


Top 36 – Sophomore Rehan Rupawalla (Quarter Finalist)

Congressional Debate

Senior Husain Dhoon (Semi-finalist)

Freshman Kylan Chen (Semi-finalist)

Junior Siddhant Puranik (Semi-finalist)

Senior Ping Toong (Semi-finalist)

Public Forum Debate

Junior Saiesha Sharma (Double Octo Finals)