Shruti debated for Ridge high school for four years and graduated in 2023. She competed on both the traditional circuit and the national circuit. On the traditional circuit, Shruti made it to semifinals at NCFLS in LD and placed top 14 at NSDA and autoqualled to NSDA her senior year. She also made it to NSDA finals in extemporaneous debate and placed second. On the national circuit, Shruti semifinaled at UPENN, championed at Duke invitational, and octod at the Princeton invitational. She primarily read K affs with a focus on south asian identity or semiocapitalism as well as LARP arguments (DAS, CPs, T).