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2020-21 Contest Bracket
Announcing the Top 32 Teams

The Brewer Foundation and New York University are pleased to announce the results of the “Top 64” round of the 20th annual International Public Policy Forum (IPPF) - the only contest that gives high school students around the world the opportunity to engage in written and oral debates on issues of public policy.

  • Vienna International School from Vienna, Austria, advances over Ladue Horton Watkins High School from St. Louis, Missouri.

  • Red Arc Debate from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, advances over Enreach from Beijing, China.

  • Peak to Peak Charter School from Lafayette, Colorado, advances over Blue Valley High School from Stilwell, Kansas.

  • Colchester High School from Colchester, Vermont, advances over New Hope Academy from Torrance, California.

  • Slovak National Team from Bratislava, Slovakia, advances over Burbank Senior High School from Burbank, California.

  • Hwa Chong Institution from Singapore advances over DuPont Manual High School from Louisville, Kentucky.

  • University High School from Tucson, Arizona, advances over Richard Montgomery High School from Rockville, Maryland.

  • BASIS Scottsdale from Scottsdale, Arizona, advances over Kerr High School from Houston, Texas.

  • Kugnus Acts from Closter, New Jersey, advances over St. Mark's School of Texas from Dallas, Texas.

  • Troy High School from Troy, Michigan, advances over A&M Consolidated High School from College Station, Texas.

  • Raffles Institution from Singapore advances over New Hope Academy from Torrance, California.

  • Millburn High School from Millburn, New Jersey, advances over Kealakehe High School from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

  • Viqarunnisa Noon School and College from Dhaka, Bangladesh, advances over Team Springboard Debate United from Beijing, China.

  • Amity Regional High School from Woodbridge, Connecticut, advances over Pine-Richland High School from Gibsonia, Pennsylvania.

  • Potomac Oak from Rockville, Maryland, advances over Enreach Shanghai from Shanghai, China.

  • St. Mark's School of Texas from Dallas, Texas, advances over Woodward Academy from College Park, Georgia.

  • John Handley High School from Winchester, Virginia, advances over Czech Debate Association from Prague, Czech Republic.

  • Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, advances over The Academy for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering from Rockaway, New Jersey.

  • East Mountain High School from Sandia Park, New Mexico, advances over Cross Team from Bangalore, India.

  • Hobby School of Ulaanbaatar from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, advances over Alpharetta High School from Alpharetta, Georgia.

  • The Hockaday School from Dallas, Texas, advances over the Ministry of Education in Singapore.

  • Northview High School from Johns Creek, Georgia, advances over Valley Regional High School from Deep River, Connecticut.

  • Ridge High School from Basking Ridge, New Jersey, advances over University High School from Tucson, Arizona.

  • Hamilton High School from Chandler, Arizona, advances over Students 2 Speak from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • Montgomery Blair High School from Silver Spring, Maryland, advances over Hunter College High School from New York, New York.

  • Union County Academy for Allied Health Sciences from Scotch Plains, New Jersey, advances over Clear Creek High School from League City, Texas.

  • Lambert High School from Suwanee, Georgia, advances over Notre Dame High School from Sherman Oaks, California.

  • Arcadia High School from Arcadia, California, advances over WSDC Team Vietnam from Hanoi, Vietnam. 

  • Areté Speech and Debate Club from Ovilla, Texas, advances over Macdonald-Cartier High School from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.

  • Ivy Bridge Academy from Carrollton, Georgia, advances over North Allegheny Senior High School in Wexford, Pennsylvania.

  • Davidson Academy of Nevada from Reno, Nevada, advances over Centennial High School from Frisco, Texas.

  • Livingston High School from Livingston, New Jersey, advances over Union County Vocational Technical Schools from Scotch Plains, New Jersey.

We would like to extend our congratulations to all of our Top 64 competitors. The judges were impressed by the quality of your essays. 

The “Top 32” teams will continue to debate the topic, "Resolved: The benefits of artificial intelligence outweigh the harms."

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