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2023-24 Contest Bracket
Announcing the Sweet 16 Teams

The Brewer Foundation and New York University are proud to announce the “Sweet 16” teams for the 23rd annual International Public Policy Forum (IPPF) – the first and only contest that gives high school students around the world the opportunity to engage in written and oral debates on issues of public policy.

Results of the Top 32 Round


  • Rowland Hall, Salt Lake City, Utah, advances over Brentwood College School, Mill Bay, BC, Canada.

  • Grand Oaks High School, Spring, Texas, advances over Kealakehe High School, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

  • Blue Valley High School, Stilwell, Kansas, advances over Colegio Bilingue New Horizons, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

  • Ivy Bridge Academy, Johns Creek, Georgia, advances over Lynbrook High School, San Jose, California.

  • West Anchorage High School, Anchorage, Alaska, advances over Webb City High School, Webb City, Missouri.

  • Dallas Urban Debate Alliance, Dallas, Texas, advances over Dialogy, Shanghai, China.

  • Hamilton High School, Chandler, Arizona, advances over Hathaway Brown School, Chandler, Arizona.

  • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Virginia, advances over Oswego East High School, Oswego, Illinois.

  • Davidson Academy of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, advances over EEC Debate, Toronto, BC, Canada.

  • Kealakehe High School, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, advances over Cornerstone Collegiate Academy, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

  • Coppell High School, Coppell, Texas, advances over BC Forensic League, Langley, BC, Canada.

  • Nova 42 Academy, Pasadena, California, advances over Hebron High School, Carrollton, Texas.

  • Chengdu Shude High School, Chengdu, China, advances over Break Debate, Greenwich, Connecticut.

  • Damien Memorial School, Honolulu, Hawaii, advances over Stamford High School, Stamford, Connecticut.

  • BASIS Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Arizona, advances over Bergen Debate Club, Fort Lee, New Jersey.

  • Westwood High School, Austin, Texas, advances over Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose, California.


Congratulations to all of our Top 32 teams for submitting excellent pieces of written advocacy. 

The "Sweet 16" teams will continue to debate the topic: "Resolved: Governments should provide a universal basic income." 

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