Director of Debate
Varun Mandgi is a rising senior at Richmond, Virginia’s Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, and he is actively involved in the humanities in his school and the rest of the community. He is the captain of the Maggie Walker Debate Team and the Editor-in-Chief of the School Newspaper. His writing is prominently displayed for an international literary magazine, The Incandescent Review. This year, he has led SPEAK’s partnership with Richmond Debate Institute to start a middle school league. In his free time, Varun loves to read philosophy and explore American political theory and constitutionalism. His musical hobbies include a cappella and playing the baritone saxophone for his school and the VCU High School Jazz Ensemble. He also is the Maggie Walker Wrestling Team Captain and a distinguished pole-vaulter and sprinter for the Outdoor Track Team.