Earlier this month FDT sent many students to compete at the Hart House Schools tournament! The Hart House Schools tournament is one of the most prestigious tournaments each year and is held by the renowned Hart House Debate Society at the University of Toronto. This year’s tournament had over 128 teams competing with many being the top debaters from across Canada. We are so proud of our success at this challenging tournament!
Congratulations to Annie Lu and Alex Logan as well as Randy Chang for finishing as Finalists in the Open division! Moreover, we want to recognize Emily Ni for finishing as a Semifinalist and Alice Xu, Aurora Zhang, Koby Chen, Jonathan Chu, Michelle Liu, and Isabella Park for finishing the tournament as Quarterfinalists. In speaker rankings our students were incredibly strong with Koby Chen placing 5th, Jonathan Chu placing 6th, Randy Chang placing 8th, Alice Xu placing 9th, Annie Lu placing 12th, Alex Logan placing 13th, Jin Zhou placing 15th, and Emily Ni placing 17th.
Our debaters also picked up many Novice awards with Michelle Liu and Isabella Park placing as a Finalist team as well as Jin Zhou for placing Champion Speaker, Michelle Liu for placing 2nd, Isabella Park for placing 4th, and Angelina Yeung for placing 10th.
Congratulations to our students and their many successes!