After 12 rounds of competition only six competitors remain in United States Extemp and International Extemp at the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) National Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa.

United States Extemp will take place at 2:30 p.m. CT on Friday, with International Extemp following at 3:45 p.m. CT.  Final rounds for each event can be viewed via livestream provided by the NSDA at this link.

National Points Race leader Sruti Peddi of BASIS Scottsdale (AZ) was eliminated in the quarter-finals of U.S. Extemp.  This means that if Brandon Cheng of Flintridge Preparatory School (CA) were to finish in the top 3 of International Extemp on Friday or finish fourth and win the final round, he would win this year’s National Points Race.

Extemp Central congratulates the following extempers for reaching finals in their respective category!  An extemper’s National Points Race rank is indicated by their name, if applicable.

United States Extemp

*Brayson Holmes (Clark High School, Nevada)
*Saathvik Kannan (Columbia-Hickman High School, Missouri)
*Isabella Razdan (Lincoln East High School, Nebraska)
*Tea Shouldice (Half Hollow Hills High School East, New York)
*(12) Evelyn Tsoi (Arcadia High School, California)
*Ella Witalec (The Laurel School, Ohio)

International Extemp

*Anthony Babu (Concord-Carlisle High School, Massachusetts)
*(2) Brandon Cheng (Flintridge Preparatory School, California)
*Maximilian Guo (BASIS Independent – Silicon Valley, California)
*Ethem Gulcu (Monte Vista High School, California)
*Daniel Rupawalla (Tompkins High School, Texas)
*(17) Rohit Vakkalagadda (Bellarmine College Preparatory, California)