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Daniel Zhao



Flintridge Prep

Debated For:

Top Achievement:

2021-2022 TOC Bid Leader

Fun Fact:

Collects rare instant ramen

Instructor Bio:

Daniel Zhao debated at Flintridge Preparatory School in California for six years, culminating in four consecutive qualifications for the Gold TOC and accumulating 23 career TOC bids in high school. In 2023, Daniel and his partner won the NDCA Averil Cup for the #1 Public Forum Team in the U.S. He and his partner went 7-0 at Gold TOC prelims, got 3rd at NSDA nationals, 2nd at NDCA nationals, and championed California’s state tournament. He’s been a captain of his school’s 80-person speech and debate team since sophomore year and has lots of experience teaching public forum with his kids making late elimination rounds at national circuit tournaments. In the past, he’s worked with debate camps such as NOVA and Outreach. He’s excited to coach this summer!

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