Every tournament, we pick a debater that we think highlights the best that our community has to offer and recognize them with the LAMDL Citizenship Award.

Daniel Hernandez

Environmental Science High

Curtis Ortega

Humanities and Arts Academy

Mayah McMullen

Washington Prep High

Jason Gonzalez

Port of Los Angeles High

Christopher Vilchez

University Prep Value High

Ashley Ramirez

New Designs Charter High

Kayla Rojas

Champs Charter High

Abby Nolasco

CHAMPS Charter High

Jennyfer Sanabria & Wendy Martinez

Valor Academy

Carli Oxenham

Humanities and Arts Academy

Luz Aguilar

Fremont High

Diego Flores

Bravo Medical Magnet High

Heidy Quinones

Elizabeth Learning Center

James Amigable

University Prep Value High

“High School debate fundamentally shaped the world around me. I have the confidence to speak up, I am able to think quickly, and most importantly, I am able to advocate for myself. I am a freshman at Harvard University and I have had to adjust to high-level coursework. Without a doubt, what I learned through LAMDL prepared me to succeed here.”

Josue Saenz LAMDL Alumni & Harvard University Undergraduate