This summer FDT\’s own Jacqueline Belzberg held the Thunderbird BP Tournament which brought together top debate teams from across Canada in an intense online competition. We are so happy to announce that Jason Guo and Anthony Chu after breaking to the Quarterfinals, and advancing through the Semifinals, finished 2nd overall as a team. Moreover congratulations to all the FDT students who finished as Quarterfinalists including Sewon Jeon, Diya Perry and Lydia Montagu-Wenzek, Annie Lu and Jessie Liu, Jonathan Chu and Eric Li, as well as Angela Lu and Meredith Wang. Our novice debate teams found excellent success at the tournament with Vanessa Zhang and Angelina Yeung placing as the Champion Novice Team and Kennedy Kopke and Ashley Wong for finishing as Novice Finalists.
Our debaters did excellent in speaker rankings as well! Congratulations to Jason Guo for winning the Champion Speaker award, Anthony Chu for placing 3rd as a speaker, and Angela Lu for placing 9th. Moreover, in the novice rankings we want to congratulate Angela Lu for placing 2nd, Jonathan Chu for placing 5th, Eric Li for placing 6th, and Emma Cont for placing 10th.
We want to congratulate our students on such an amazing showing at the tournament and we look forward to a great year of successes at FDT.