Coach - Communication Skills
Head of Electrical Systems and Pneumatics in Robotics
MUN/Debate national level Competitor
Debate and Model United Nations Mentor
National Honors Society and National Spanish Honors Society Member
Jr. Instructor at Krav Maga School and for Robotics at Boys and Girls Club
“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”
Arhan Sankhla is a high school student at Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona. He is active in sports such as Table Tennis, Basketball, Tennis, Speech and Debate, Model United Nations, and Robotics programs both inside and outside of school.
Arhan believes that debate should be a constructive activity that helps you grow as a person more than any award can show; when debating becomes a toxic environment it is no longer about understanding and arguing points but rather winning and awards. Thus, Arhan enjoys working with students that are just starting out and are doing this as a way to grow their world views and opinions. He is also enthusiastic about coaching students to find their true calling.
Awards and Recognitions:
3rd Place in Arizona Division 1 Public Forum State Competition
Best Policy Paper in Second Committee at Mesa Community College Model UN
Honorable Mention in SPECPOL at USC Model UN
Qualified for VEX Worlds Competition
Excellence Award at Arizona’s VEX EDR State Competition
Superior Honors Level 6 in Arizona Study Program for Piano
Youth Instructor for FLL Robotics at Boys and Girls Club, Gilbert
Other than doing debate Arhan likes to do Model United Nations because it encapsulates the purest essence of debate - the coming together of different viewpoints from people with different backgrounds into a resolution that includes proposed solutions by each country that have been debated and compromised. This ensure that everyone in a resolution group has a portion of their ideas in the resolution. Furthermore, the debate in these resolution groups is civil as everyone is working towards figuring out a solution rather than winning. This is because the only way you can win in Model UN is through compromises and civil diplomacy.
In Arhan’s mentoring he tries to improve his students cooperation skills and the art of being civil and diplomatic while also getting your point across.
Outside of school Arhan loves to play basketball and football with his friends. He also teaches at a Krav Maga (martial arts) school and plays piano which are both great stress relievers for him. Finally, Arhan does a lot of volunteering by making sandwiches for homeless shelters, making care packages for seniors, and playing piano at assisted living facilities.
"I look forward to helping my students find their voice and grow as people; as well as furthering my growth as a debate and public speaking coach through their feedback and constructive criticism"
- Arhan Sankhla
Hamilton High School