D1 (one of my debaters from way back), transferred from BNCC to big-debate school. He came close to nationals finals a couple of times -- but didn't do it.
Now, he's coaching debate at a northwest state school, and his team is in finals at nat's.
I'm really freaking proud of him -- and, I'm sad that my surgery made me decide not to go to that nat's for the first time -- ever. He could probably use a bit of his debate-mom in the hall outside the final round.