Hasma Iqbal

2020 Debater of the Year Finalist Profile

Allen Avrakh

“Knowing you have value is important, but believing it is what makes it true.”

League: Boston
School: Boston Latin Academy
College/Career Interests: Medicine, Healthcare

Hasna Iqbal is a National Honor Society member and student leader and ambassador, chairing many school and extracurricular activities. A well-rounded student, it doesn’t come as a surprise that, when it comes to her relationship to debate, Hasna doesn’t value it for its competition. She values its elements of scholarship, leadership, confidence-building and mentorship. Debate has changed the way Hasna thinks about her future and she is committed to spreading awareness on the power of the activity. More, she is committed to ensuring the sustainability of her team, so that debate remains accessible in the long-term for many students to come.


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