Our condolences to Kara’s family and loved ones. Kara was recently taken off life support and passed away due to AVM, an abnormal connection between arteries and veins, usually in the brain or spine. She donated her organs to 9 different people. We met Kara this year when she came to the very first debate tournament of the year (and her first debate tournament!) – and WON the tournament! By her third tournament she was winning in the Varsity Division! And soon after was competing at winning at the Princeton University Tournament and the Harvard University Tournament! Not to mention joining the Youth Leadership Council and elected by her peers as the Debate League’s first Student Director of Communications! Kara’s Family and Friends have started a GoFundMe page (click below) and so please consider donating and sharing. Kara, you continue to inspire us every day.