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2023-24 Contest Bracket
Announcing the Top 32 Teams

The Brewer Foundation and New York University are proud to announce the “Top 32” 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 64 Round


  • Rowland Hall, Salt Lake City, Utah, advances over Jasper High School, Plano, Texas. 

  • Brentwood College School (Team 1), Mill Bay, BC, Canada, advances over Miramonte High School, Orinda, California. 

  • Grand Oaks High School, Spring, Texas, advances over Concordia International School Shanghai, China.

  • Kealakehe High School (Team 1), Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, advances over Notio Solutions, Houston, Texas.

  • Colegio Bilingue New Horizons, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, advances over Brentwood College School (Team 2), Mill Bay, BC, Canada.

  • Blue Valley High School, Stilwell, Kansas, advances over Pine-Richland High School, Gibsonia, Pennsylvania.

  • Lynbrook High School, San Jose, California, advances over Kealakehe High School (Team 2), Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

  • Ivy Bridge Academy, Johns Creek, Georgia, advances over Bellevue School District, Bellevue, Washington.

  • West Anchorage High School, Anchorage, Alaska, advances over duPont Manual High School, Louisville, Kentucky.

  • Webb City High School, Webb City, Missouri, advances over Leaders Academy, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

  • Dialogy, Shanghai, China, advances over East Ridge High School, Woodbury, Minnesota.

  • Dallas Urban Debate Alliance, Dallas, Texas, advances over FAU High School, Boca Raton, Florida.

  • Hathaway Brown School, Chandler, Arizona, advances over Oak Park High School, Oak Park, California.

  • Hamilton High School, Chandler, Arizona, advances over Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies, Yongin, Republic of Korea. 

  • Oswego East High School, Oswego, Illinois, advances over Millburn High School (Team 1), Millburn, New Jersey

  • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Virginia, advances over Rock Canyon High School, Highlands Ranch, Colorado. 

  • EEC Debate, Toronto, BC, Canada, advances over Mountain View-Los Altos Speech and Debate, Mountain View, California.

  • Davidson Academy of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, advances over Solon High School, Solon, Ohio. 

  • Cornerstone Collegiate Academy, Seoul, Republic of Korea, advances over Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, Missouri.

  • Kealakehe High School (Team 3), Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, advances over Akademeia High School, Warsaw, Poland.

  • BC Forensic League, Langley, BC, Canada, advances over Pine-Richland High School, Gibsonia, Pennsylvania.

  • Coppell High School, Coppell, Texas, advances over St. Mark's School of Texas (ABLS), Dallas, Texas.

  • Nova 42 Academy, Pasadena, California, advances over Plano West Senior High School, Plano, Texas.

  • Hebron High School, Carrollton, Texas, advances over Saigon South International School, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

  • Chengdu Shude High School, Chengdu, China, advances over Hobby School of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

  • Break Debate, Greenwich, Connecticut, advances over Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, New Jersey.

  • Damien Memorial School, Honolulu, Hawaii, advances over AfterSkool Learning Centre, Singapore.

  • Stamford High School, Stamford, Connecticut, advances over Wasatch Independent Debate, Woods Cross, Utah.

  • BASIS Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Arizona, advances over Millburn High School (Team 2), Millburn, New Jersey.

  • Bergen Debate Club, Fort Lee, New Jersey, advances over Potomac Oak, Rockville, Maryland.

  • Westwood High School, Austin, Texas, advances over St. Mark's School of Texas (GMBPK), Dallas, Texas.

  • Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose, California, advances over Novi High School, Novi, Michigan.


Congratulations to all of our Top 64 teams. The judges were impressed with your written advocacy. 

The "Top 32" teams will continue to debate the topic, "Resolved: Governments should provide a universal basic income." 

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