HSImpact is run by Josh Clark, Aaron Kall, and Scott Phillips.

Josh Clark

Policy Debate Coach at Montgomery Bell Academy, Michigan Seven Week Juniors Lab Leader

Josh is the former Director of Debate at Notre Dame High School and Juan Diego Catholic high schools, where he coached the 2009 University of California at Berkeley Champions. His teams have reached the elimination rounds at the Tournament of Champions, Montgomery Bell Academy, St. Mark’s, Greenhill, The Glenbrooks, Michigan, Stanford, the University of Southern California, Meadows, La Costa Canyon, Fullerton, Long Beach, Arizona State University and Alta. Josh was a quarterfinalist at the National Debate Tournament and semifinalist at the Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament. He helped coach the University of Michigan to the semifinals of the 2008 and 2011 National Debate Tournaments. Josh is a former assistant debate coach at Damien High School. He has previously worked at the Spartan Debate Institutes. This will be Josh’s eighth summer working at Michigan and seventh summer working with the Seven Week Juniors Program.

Aaron Kall

Director of Debate at the University of Michigan

Coach of the Finalists and Fifth Speaker at the 2002 National Debate Tournament and Semifinalists at the 2011 and 2008 NDT. Coach of the University of Kentucky Semifinalists, University of Southern California Semifinalists and Georgia State University Finalists. Coach of the Top Speaker at the Wake Forest University and University of West Georgia Tournaments and Second Speaker at Harvard University and Georgia State University Tournaments. Quarterfinalist at the 2001 Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament. Formerly coached at the University of Kentucky and worked at the Kentucky National Debate Institute. A past participant and returning faculty member to the Michigan Debate Institutes.

Scott Phillips

Assistant Debate Coach at The Meadows School of Las Vegas, Michigan Seven Week Juniors Lab Leader

This will be Scott’s eleventh summer working at the Michigan Debate Institutes. In high school, he was the Top Speaker at the Tournament of Champions and CFL National Champion. While debating for Emory University, Scott won ADA nationals, the University of Kentucky Round Robin, Harvard University, Northwestern University and West Georgia. He is a former debate coach at Pace Academy, Notre Dame High School and The Potomac School. Scott has previously worked at the Emory National Debate Institute. He is a co-founder of The 3NR, a collaborative blog about high school policy debate.

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