Meet the Team

Dedicated & Certified

Robey Holland and Kattie Leito are the speech and debate coaches for Plano West. Plano West has produced multiple state and national champions in speech and debate events over the years, earning the school a spot among the top 10 debate schools in the nation for seven years in a row. Most recently, their team was the 2022 TFA State Champions, and their students have won tournaments all over the nation including the Tournament of Champions, NSDA Nationals, New York City Invitational, Harvard National Tournament, TFA State Tournament, Yale Tournament, UIL State Tournament, and the Extemporaneous Tournament of Champions. Both look forward to working with campers this summer to perfect their skills and encourage students to pursue a passion for communication and persuasion.

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ROBEY
HOLLAND

Team Coach and Curriculum Director
Coach for all events offered

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KATTIE
LEITO

Team Coach and Curriculum Director
Coach for all events offered

Extemporaneous Speaking

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Phoena Lin

Coach for International Extemporaneous Speaking & Congressional Debate

Phoena is a rising senior at Plano West and is thrilled to be teaching at camp again! She focuses on Extemp, Congress, and World Schools Debate, having qualified to TFA State, NSDA Nationals, TOC, and ETOC. Most notably, Phoena is the current TFA State Champion in Foreign Extemp, where she was also Top Speaker and Runner-Up in Congress. Phoena also placed 2nd and 3rd at UT in both types of Extemp, was Top Seed and 3rd overall at the UPenn World Schools Tournament, and placed 8th at Harvard. Phoena came to West Camp for four years straight and is incredibly excited to meet everyone!

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Kyle Letterer

Coach for Domestic and International Extemporaneous Speaking

Kyle Letterer is a rising senior at Plano West Senior High School, and has been competing in speech and debate for the past six years. Last year, he was a Junior Captain at Plano West Senior High School. He’s championed various state and national tournaments such as TFA State, the Stanford Invitational, and the Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas. He also placed 8th in USX at NSDA Nationals in 2021 and is a MBA Invitee.

Gabriel Bo is a rising senior at Plano West. He is the Runner Up at the Emory University Barkley Forum, 5th at the University of Florida Blue Key Tournament, and 7th at the Harvard University Invitational in Extemporaneous Speaking. At the TFA State Tournament, Gabriel placed 3rd in International Extemporaneous Speaking. He can't wait to work with everyone at camp this year!

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Gabriel Bo

Coach for Domestic and International Extemporaneous Speaking

Madeline Tsao is a rising senior at Plano West and has been competing for six years, primarily in Extemporaneous Speaking and World Schools Debate. She placed 3rd at the UT Longhorns Classic and 7th at TFA State as a junior, and quarterfinaled at Nationals her sophomore year. She has spent 3 summers at the Plano West Debate Camp and is excited to be returning for a 4th!

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Madeline Tsao

Coach for Domestic and International Extemporaneous Speaking

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Anirudh Prasanna

Coach for Domestic and International Extemporaneous Speaking

Anirudh is a rising senior at Plano West and has been competing in speech and debate for the past five years. He's served as a junior captain and qualified to the TFA State tournament in three events this year, as well as qualifying to the TOC twice, the NIETOC twice, the ETOC, and the NSDA National Tournament. He has also reached out-rounds at numerous state and national circuit tournaments, such as the Harvard Tournament, the New York Invitational, the UT Longhorn Classic, and the TFA State Tournament. He cannot wait to teach at the Plano West camp this year!

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Kate Lee

Coach for Domestic and International Extemporaneous Speaking

Kate is a rising junior at Plano West Senior High School and has been competing in speech in speech and debate for three years. She has qualified for TFA State, TOC, NIETOC, and NSDA Nationals and has broken to outrounds in both domestic extemporaneous speaking and congressional debate at the state level, and in domestic extemp to national outrounds. She is privileged to be teaching at West camp this summer!

Kaaviya is a rising junior at Plano West and has been competing in Extemp and Congress for four years. She has qualified to the TFA State Tournament, the TOC, the NIETOC, and the ETOC, and has reached outrounds at tournaments such as UT, Harvard, and TFA State. She is incredibly excited to teach at camp this year!

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Kaaviya Shenbaharaman

Coach for Domestic and International Extemporaneous Speaking

Pranav is a rising junior, and has been competing in speech and debate for the past six years. He served as Extemp Captain of the Jasper team this past year. He has qualified to the TFA State Tournament and NIETOC twice. He reached quarterfinals at the TFA state tournament this past year and has placed at numerous locals. He is excited to teach at the Plano West camp this year!

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Pranav Kalakuntla

Coach for Domestic and International Extemporaneous Speaking

Congressional Debate

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Atharv Kulkarni

Coach for Congressional Debate

Atharv is a rising senior at Plano West Senior High School and has been competing in speech and debate for the past 5 years. He has served as a Junior Captain of the Plano West team this past year, and has qualified to the TFA State Tournament and NSDA National Tournament thrice, and the TOC twice. He has reached out rounds at numerous state and national level tournaments, including placing 1st at the TFA State Tournament, the NSDA National Speech and Debate Tournament, and the Glenbrooks National Tournament. He is ecstatic to be teaching at the Plano West camp again this year!

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Amit Konda

Coach for Congressional Debate and Extemporaneous Speaking

Amit is a rising senior at Plano West Senior High School. He's been competing in speech and debate for 6 years, and primarily competes in congressional debate and extemporaneous speaking. In the past year in congressional debate, he has placed 1st at the UT Longhorn Classic, 1st at the Blue Key Invitational, and 7th at the TFA State tournament. In total, Amit has accumulated 7 bids to the tournament of champions, and reached numerous national out-rounds. His friends would describe him as a "funny guy". Overall, He's looking forward to teaching at Plano West camp again this year!

Patrick is a rising senior at Plano West Senior High School and has been competing primarily in Congressional Debate and Extemporaneous Speaking for 6 years. He has qualified to the TFA State Tournament thrice and the Tournament of Champions twice, and has placed 9th at the UT Longhorn Classic and reached outrounds at major national tournaments like Glenbrooks and Florida Blue Key. He is ecstatic and honored to be teaching this summer!

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Patrick Lu

Coach for Congressional Debate and International Extemp

Abhinav is a rising senior at Plano West Senior High School and has been competing in speech and debate for the last 5 years. Primarily competing in congressional debate, Abhinav has made finals at numerous national tournaments over the last two years, including the Harvard National Tournament and Glenbrooks National Tournament, along with 4th place at Yale, 7th place at the TOC, and 4th place at the University of Texas. Additionally, he's placed 3rdat the University of Pennsylvania World Schools tournament, and has qualified three times to the TFA State Tournament in Congress and Extemp, and semifinaled both events just this past year. He is super excited to teach this year, and can't wait to get started!

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Abhinav Chellury

Coach for Congressional Debate

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Srjana Srivatsa

Coach for Congressional Debate

Srjana has been competing in speech and debate for 6 years and is super excited to be teaching this summer! She primarily competes in Congressional Debate, having placed 5th at TFA State, semifinaled the Tournament of Champions, and semifinaled the NSDA National Tournament in the House of Representatives. Srjana also finaled the New York City Invitational and placed 7th at the Emory University Tournament this past year. Srjana loves teaching public speaking & is super excited to teach camp with her friends this year!

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Jessica Xu

Coach for Congressional Debate

Jessica is a rising senior at Plano West Senior High School, and has been competing in speech and debate for the past four years. She has qualified to the TFA State Tournament in Congressional Debate, and reached outrounds at numerous state and national level tournaments, including the UT Longhorn Classic and Yale University Invitational. She looks forward to teaching at the Plano West camp this summer!

Shrey Bahl is a rising senior at Plano West Senior High School and has been competing primarily in Congressional Debate and Extemporaneous Speaking for 6 years. Last year, he was a Junior Captain at Plano West Senior High School. He has qualified to the TFA State Tournament, the Tournament of Champions, and the National Speech and Debate Tournament. He is a State Finalist in Congressional Debate and has reach outrounds at many prestigious tournaments like Yale, Harvard, Emory, Blue Key, UT Austin, and numerous others. He is honored to be teaching again this summer!"

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Shrey Bahl

Coach for Congressional Debate and International Extemp

Prisha is a rising junior at Plano West High School and has been competing in speech and debate for the past two years. She served as co-captain of congressional debate this past year at Jasper High School, and has qualified for the TFA State Tournament and the NSDA Nationals Tournament. She has broken to outrounds at numerous national level tournaments throughout these past two years, and is super excited to teach at the Plano West camp this summer!

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Prisha Vithalani

Coach for Congressional Debate

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Hannah Gan

Coach for Congressional Debate

Hannah is a rising junior at Plano West Senior High School and has been participating and competing in speech and debate for the past two years. She has qualified to the TFA State Tournament and the TOC while also reaching outrounds at many tournaments—on the local, state, and national levels—such as the TFA State Tournament and the Harvard National Forensics Tournament. She is thrilled to be teaching at the Plano West camp this summer!

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Bryan Hong

Coach for Congressional Debate

Bryan Hong (he/him) is a rising junior at Plano Senior High School. He has been competing in Congressional debate and Extemporaneous speaking for the past 3 years. He has qualified to the TFA State Tournament and has competed at numerous different tournaments.

Public Forum Debate

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Satvik Mahendra

Coach for Public Forum Debate

Satvik is a rising senior at Plano West Senior High School, who primarily competes in Public Forum Debate. This year, he and his partner Brady have led the nation in bids to the Tournament of Champions, in addition to reaching major outrounds at tournaments such as Glenbrooks and Harvard, where they also broke as Top Seed. Plano West MZ also won the Bellaire Tournament, were undefeated in the preliminary rounds of the New York City Invitational and UT Longhorn Classic. Satvik and Brady have also been invited to exclusive Round Robin Tournaments, including those hosted by Harvard and Florida Blue Key, as well as the King Round Robin. Satvik cannot wait to teach again this summer!

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Brady Zeng

Coach for Public Forum Debate

Brady is a rising senior at Plano West Senior High School, serving as a Junior Captain for the team last year. In Public Forum Debate, he, along with his partner Satvik, led the nation in bids to the Tournament of Champions, reaching outrounds at major national tournaments such as Harvard, Glenbrooks, and more, as well as winning the Bellaire Tournament and going undefeated in the preliminary rounds of the New York City Invitational & UT Longhorn Classic. Satvik & Brady have also been invited to exclusive Round Robin Tournaments, such as the King Round Robin, Harvard Round Robin, and Florida Blue Key Round Robin.

Brennan is a rising senior at Plano West Senior High School, and has been competing in speech and debate for five ears. Throughout his time competing, Brennan has finished 11th at the NSDA Nationals, qualified to the Tournament of Champions in Extemporaneous Speaking & Public Forum Debate, and reached outrounds of major national level tournaments such as Harvard, Yale, and the Texas Forensic Association State tournament. He can't wait to teach at West Camp this year!

Brennan Lee

Coach for Public Forum Debate

Brian is a rising senior at Plano West Senior High School. He's been competing in speech and debate for 5 years, and currently competes in Public Forum Debate. Through his high school career, Brian has most notably placed as high as 11th at NSDA Nationals, and he's also broken at major national tournaments including Harvard, Yale, as well as TFA State twice. Brian is extremely excited to teach at Plano West camp this year!

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Brian Zhou

Coach for Public Forum Debate

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Sanjana Kumar

Coach for Public Forum Debate

Sanjana is a rising junior at Plano West Senior High School and has been competing in speech and debate for the past five years. She served as speech captain of the Jasper High School team this past year. She has qualified for the TFA State tournament and the TOC and has reached outrounds at numerous local and state-level tournaments including advancing at the TFA State Tournament and championing several locals. She is super excited to teach at the Plano West camp again this year!

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Ananshi Patel

Coach for Public Forum Debate

Ananshi Patel is a rising junior at Plano West Senior High School who specializes in Public Forum Debate. She has competed in speech and debate for four years and was a Public Forum Debate Captain at Jasper High School in her sophomore year. She has qualified for the TFA State Tournament both years of her high school career (2021 and 2022), reaching the doubles round in her sophomore year. Additionally, she has received a silver bid for the Tournament of Champions, championed several local tournaments, and reached numerous out-rounds in Tournament of Champion qualifying tournaments. She’s very excited to be teaching at the Plano West camp once again!

Arrman is a rising sophomore at Jasper High School and has been primarily competing in Public Forum Debate for the past two years. He has qualified to TFA State and NSDA Nationals, as well as the TOC where he placed amongst the top 20 speakers. With his partner, Anuj, he has made it to numerous elimination rounds at national level tournaments including 1st at the Seattle University Invitational and Colleyville Invitational, in addition to quarterfinals at Hockaday. He is excited to be teaching at West Camp for the first time!

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Arrman Kapoor

Coach for Public Forum Debate

Anuj is a rising sophomore at Jasper High School and has been competing in debate for the past three years. In Public Forum, he has qualified for the TFA state tournament, the TOC, and the NSDA National Tournament and reached elimination rounds at numerous national level tournaments, including placing 10th speaker at the Tournament of Champions, 1st at the Seattle University Invitational, 1st at the Colleyville Invitational, and quarterfinals at the Hockaday Tournament. He is thrilled to come back to the Plano West Camp as an instructor this summer!

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Anuj Lohtia

Coach for Public Forum Debate

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Hiram Sanabria

Coach for Public Forum Debate

Hiram is a rising senior at Plano West Senior High School, with six years of experience in Public Forum Debate since Middle School. He also has experience in Humorous Interpretation. Additionally, he is currently serving as the Plano West Model U.N's Crisis Committee Officer, overseeing student's successful impetus in Crisis Committee, attending CTMUN '21, HAMUN '22, RiceMUN '22, and CTMUN '22, receiving a delegate award at HAMUN '22! Hiram is thrilled to use the debating skills and techniques he's learned in PF and MUN to help students at the Plano West Debate camp this year!

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Vedha Vaddaraju

Coach for Public Forum Debate

Vedha is a rising senior at Plano West Senior High School and has been competing in speech and debate for the past six years. She has qualified numerous times to the TFA State Tournament, the TOC, the NIETOC, and reached outrounds and placed at numerous state and national level tournaments, including the UT Classic and Harvard National Tournament. She is very excited to teach at the Plano West camp this year!

Public Speaking

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Joshua Li

Coach for Original Oratory and Informative Speaking

Joshua Li is a rising senior at Plano West Senior High School, and has been competing in speech and debate since middle school, and served as a Junior Captain at Plano West last year. Joshua is a TFA state semifinalist in Informative Speaking, state quarterfinalist in Original Oratory, and TOC finalist in OO. He has qualified to tournaments such as TFA State, NIETOC, the Tournament of Champions, and the NSDA National Tournament, reaching outrounds at numerous national level tournaments, including finals at the UT Longhorn Classic and outrounds at Florida Blue Key. He's super excited to teach camp this summer!

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Christopher Lorde

Coach for Original Oratory, Informative
Speaking, and Program Oral Interpretation

Christopher is a rising senior at Plano West Senior High School, and has been competing in various forms of speech and debate since 2017. Last year, he served as a Junior Captain of the Plano West team, and is a TFA State quarterfinalist in Informative Speaking and Program Oral Interpretation. He's qualified to the TFA State Tournament, National Individual Events Tournament of Champions, the NSDA National Tournament, and the University of Kentucky Tournament of Champions. He has reached outrounds at numerous national level tournaments, including 3rd place in OO and 5th place in INFO at the University of Florida Blue Key, quarterfinals in OO and INFO at the Longhorn Classic, and more. Since moving to the U.S. in 2018, he's attended West Camp regularly, and is excited to be teaching this year!

Sam Haggerty is an incoming senior at Plano West Senior High School and has been at the debate grind since middle school. She is a public speaker who has qualified to many extremely competitive tournaments including NIETOC, TFA State, and the NSDA National tournament in Original Oratory. She has also reached numerous outrounds at state and national tournaments alike, including semifinalist at the Florida Blue Key Speech & Debate Tournament, and semifinalist at the New York City Invitational, and quarterfinals at the UT Longhorn Classic. She loves coaching and is committed to making the Plano West Camp as fun and worthwhile as it can be!

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Sam Haggerty

Coach for Original Oratory and Informative Speaking

Amina is a rising senior at Plano West Senior High School, and served as an Original Oratory captain while at Jasper High School. Throughout her time in Speech & Debate, Amina has qualified to the Tournament of Champions, Texas Forensic Association State Tournament, and the NSDA National Speech and Debate Tournament. This past year, she's also reached outrounds at numerous national tournaments, including the Grapevine Speech and Debate Tournament, the Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas, and the Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament. She's excited to teach at camp this year!

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Amina Syed

Coach for Original Oratory

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Haniyyah Zia

Coach for Original Oratory and Informative Speaking

Haniyyah is a rising senior at Plano West and has been competing in speech and debate for the past 5 years. Throughout her competing years, she has qualified for TFA State numerous times and NIETOC. Haniyyah has reached semifinals at TFA state, quarterfinals at UT, sixth place at Grapevine, fifth place at Nova Titan, and received first place at the Midwest Finch Legal Oratory Competition, and competed in numerous other tournaments. She is excited to teach new skills this year at the Plano West camp!

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Vedha Vaddaraju

Coach for Original Oratory and Public Forum Debate

Vedha is a rising senior at Plano West Senior High School and has been competing in speech and debate for the past six years. She has qualified numerous times to the TFA State Tournament, the TOC, the NIETOC, and reached outrounds and placed at numerous state and national level tournaments, including the UT Classic and Harvard National Tournament. She is very excited to teach at the Plano West camp this year!

Oral Interpretation

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Manha Haque

Coach for Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, and Program Oral Interpretation

Manha is a rising senior at Plano West and has been apart of speech and debate for around 6 years. In the past year she has qualified for TFA state in two events, NIETOC, TOC, and the NSDA National Tournament. She received 3rd place at the Harvard Forensics tournament, 4th place at the Glenbrooks National Tournament, and reached outrounds at numerous other tournaments, such as semifinals at the Tournament of Champions and outrounds of the UT Longhorn Classic and TFA state. She is thrilled to be teaching at West camp and is looking forward to mentoring the new generation!

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Jesse He

Coach for Humorous Interpretation

Jesse is a rising junior at Plano West Senior High School and has been competing in speech and debate for the past three years. He has qualified for both the TFA State and NSDA National Tournaments. This past year, he served as an Oral Interpretation Captain for the Jasper team.

Danielle is a rising senior at Plano West and has been competing in Speech and Debate for 5 years. She was a speech co-captain at Jasper High school and served as a Junior Captain this past year at Plano West. Danielle has competed in numerous tournaments such as NSDA Districts, Yale, and Grapevine over the past few years and will continue to do so in her senior year. She is super excited to teach and get to know all the students at the Plano West Camp this summer!

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Danielle Wang

Coach for Dramatic and Humorous Interpretation

Christopher is a rising senior at Plano West Senior High School, and has been competing in various forms of speech and debate since 2017. Last year, he served as a Junior Captain of the Plano West team, and is a TFA State quarterfinalist in Informative Speaking and Program Oral Interpretation. Multiple years in a row, he has qualified to the TFA State Tournament, National Individual Tournament of Champions, the NSDA National Tournament, and the University of Kentucky Tournament of Champions. He has reached outrounds at numerous national and regional level tournaments, including 3rd at the University of Houston Classic in POI. He can't wait to teach at camp!

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Christopher Lorde

Coach for Program Oral Interpretation and Public Speaking