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

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.

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Phoena Lin

Coach for Domestic and International
Extemporaneous Speaking

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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Gabriel Bo

Coach for Domestic and International
Extemporaneous Speaking

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!

EXTEMPORANEOUS
SPEAKING

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Madeline Tsao

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 Nats her sophomore year. In Worlds, she is 1 of 11 students chosen to represent Team Texas at national & international tournaments, such as the Harvard World Schools Invitational, where her team broke 1st seed out of 127 total teams. She has spent 3 summers at the Plano West Debate Camp and is excited to be returning for a 4th!

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Abhinav Chellury

Coach for Domestic and International
Extemporaneous Speaking

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!

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 Shenbaharaman

Coach for Domestic and International
Extemporaneous Speaking

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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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

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!

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Shrey Bahl

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Patrick Lu

Coach for Congressional Debate

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!

Srjana Srivatsa

Coach for Congressional Debate and
Extemporaneous Speaking

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!

Abhinav Chellury

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Julia Duan

Coach for Congressional Debate

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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!

Bryan Hong

Coach for Congressional Debate and
Extemporaneous Speaking

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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Prisha Vithalani

Coach for Congressional Debate

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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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!

Satvik Mahendra

Coach for Public Forum 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!

Brady Zeng

Coach for Public Forum Debate

Brennan Lee

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Hiram Sanabria

PUBLIC FORUM
DEBATE

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PUBLIC FORUM
DEBATE

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Sanjana Kumar

Coach for Public Forum 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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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!

Aaryan Tomar

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David Cui

PUBLIC
SPEAKING

Learn Original Oratory and Informative Speaking from the Plano West speech team! Meet our speakers:

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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. Christopher has qualified to the TFA State Tournament and National Individual Tournament of Champions thrice, the NSDA National Tournament twice, and the University of Kentucky Tournament of Champions once. He has reached out rounds at numerous national level tournaments, including 3rd place in OO and 5th place in INFO at the University of Florida Blue Key and Grapevine tournaments, quarterfinals in OO and INFO at the Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas, and many more. Since moving to the U.S. in 2018, he's attended West Camp regularly, and is excited to be teaching this year!

Joshua Li

Coach for Original Oratory & Informative Speaking

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Sam Haggerty

Coach for Original Oratory & Informative Speaking

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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Amina Syed

Coach for Original Oratory

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Vedha Vaddaraju

Coach for Original Oratory & 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!

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Gabriel Bo

Coach for Original Oratory & Extemporaneous Speaking

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, and was a state finalist in Original Oratory in 2021. He can't wait to work with everyone at camp this year!

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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 including 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!

Jesse He

Coach for Humorous Interpretation

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Christopher Lorde

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

ORAL
INTERPRETATION

Learn Original Oratory and Informative Speaking from the Plano West speech team! Meet our speakers:

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