Livingston Grad Leads Current Students to Shine at National Speech and Debate Tournament

CAMBRIDGE, MA — Omega Speech and Debate (OSD), a local public speaking and debate academy established in 2020 by then-Livingston High School (LHS) freshman and now Harvard College student Matthew Zhang, is celebrating the remarkable achievements of its students at the 2024 Harvard National Speech and Debate Tournament that recently attracted over 5,000 competitors from more than 470 educational institutions around the world.

Livingston Senior’s Speech and Debate Academy Creates Unique Social Impact

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Omega Speech and Debate (OSD), a public speaking and debate academy led by Livingston High School senior Matthew Zhang, reached new heights as both an educational institution and a philanthropic initiative over the summer.

First Place of INNOVATOR COMPETITION Fall 2021

Omega Speech and Debate (OSD) offers online public speaking and debate classes, summer camps, workshops, and private coaching services to students in grades 6-12. OSD focuses on training students in the extracurricular activity of Public Forum Debate—the most popular national format of middle and high school competitive debate. The OSD mission is to provide high-quality, accessible coaching and a tailored, interactive curriculum that equips the next generation of debaters and leaders with fundamental life skills encapsulating research, writing, communication, critical thinking, and public speaking.

Two Livingston Teams Tie for First Place in Prestigious Startup Competition

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two entrepreneurial teams from Livingston High School (LHS) that recently presented at PitchNJ—a prestigious annual competition hosted by Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) and sponsored by Business Bootcamp, MorrisTech MeetUp and the Morris County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC)—tied for first place and received funding to grow their startup businesses, Disolv Energy and Omega Speech and Debate (OSD) LLC.

Livingston Students Earn Top Honors at National Debate Competitions

LIVINGSTON, NJ — This fall, the students of Omega Speech and Debate (OSD) who attend Livingston Public Schools notched impressive awards at multiple national-level debate tournaments, with two students making history as youngest duo to ever win a high school competition as part of OSD’s 2021 Fall Tournament Travel Team.

Livingston High School Student Starts Debate Academy as Fundraising Initiative

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After his personal expansion initiatives as the captain of the Livingston High School (LHS) debate team doubled the size of the team over the last year, causing registration fees and travel expenses for competitions to increase significantly, Matthew Zhang has founded his own debate academy called Omega Speech and Debate to increase access to debate in the community while also raising much-needed funds for his team.

The Morris Tech Meetup and its partners, including the Morris Country Economic Development Corporation, last week hosted PitchNJ, a pitch competition for high school students. This year two teams tied for first place in the contest and were awarded $1,500 each.

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