Emma Blum is a senior at Brentwood School, where she is a captain of the debate team. Having competed in Lincoln Douglas for four years, she placed second overall at the 2018 California High School Speech Association Championship in Lincoln Douglas Debate. She also won the Jack Howe Long Beach Debate Tournament in Lincoln Douglas – Open in 2018. Emma made it to elimination rounds at numerous national tournaments over the course of her high school career, including the quarterfinals of Meadows, Golden Desert, and Loyola. Additionally, she ranked in the top 28 debaters in Lincoln Douglas at the 2018 National Speech and Debate Tournament. A four-time qualifier to the California High School Speech Association Championship and a three-time qualifier to the National Speech and Debate Tournament, Emma has enjoyed her time as a Lincoln Douglas debater immensely. She is so excited to coach at ISD this summer!