• 2012-2016
    Academic Awards
    • Awarded 4 year full-tuition merit scholarship by USC
    • Dean's List 2012-2016 in Marshall School of Business at USC
    • Graduated magna cum laude and with honors from Marshall School of Business at USC
    • Columbia University Book Award for demonstrating an ability to combine outstanding academic achievement, personal character, extra-curricular contributions to the school, and accomplishment in and dedication to a field of personal interest
  • 2012-2016
    Collegiate Debate
    • Qualified for National Debate Tournament (NDT) 3x (2013, 2014, 2016)

    • Elimination rounds of every major national tournament:
      • Jesuit Invitational at Gonzaga University
      • Baby Jo Memorial at University of Missouri-Kansas City
      • Henry Clay Debates at University of Kentucky
      • Franklin R. Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University
      • Kathryn Klassic at Cal State Fullerton
      • Cal Swing at University of California, Berkeley
      • Texas Open at University of Texas, Austin

    • Ranked among the top 20 of nearly 325 teams nationwide in 2016 Coaches Poll and 2016 Glicko College Debate Rankings

    • Invited to Pitt Round Robin at University of Pittsburg


      Ideen Saiedian USC Collegiate Awards

  • 2008-2012
    High School Debate
    • State Championship: 1st Place 6A 2-Speaker Debate
    • DCI Championship: 1st Place (7-0 record), Kansas Debate Coaches' Invitational
    • DCI Top Speaker: 1st Place Top Speaker Award, Kansas Debate Coaches' Invitational
    • 4x National Qualifier in Speech & Debate (National Forensics League/NSDA)
    • Quarterfinals (4th Place) at CFL National Tournament (Policy Debate) in Washington, D.C.
    • Top 25 at NFL National Tournament (Policy Debate) in Dallas, Texas
    • NFL's Highest Ranking in 2012, an award given to a total of 96 high school students


  • 2011
    Publication
    Ideen Saiedian, "A Trail of Tears", in A Celebration of Poets, Creative Communication Press, 2011 (ISBN: 978-1-60050-413-6).