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3 FDT teams reach finals at UBC Fall Debate Tournament

Last month, FDT attended the annual UBC Fall High School Debate Tournament. The tournament is one of the largest in Canada and features the brightest debaters from across the province as well as the country. We are so proud of how our students did!

Congratulations to the teams of Alex Logan and Annie Lu, Koby Chen and Jonathan Chu, and Angela Lu and Darren Yang for reaching the finals in the senior division as well as Caitlin Mah and Jewel Cao for reaching the semi-finals! Moreover, we want to recognize Annie Lu for placing 3rd as a speaker, Angela Lu for placing 4th, Alex Logan for placing 5th, Darren Yang for placing 6th, Caitlin Mah for placing 7th, and Lauren Meikle for placing 9th.

In the junior category we want to congratulate Madeline Kim and Jennifer Ren as well as Daniel Zhan and Meredith Wang for finishing as semi-finalist teams. In addition, congratulations to Andy Yu and Max Chen for placing as the 5th team overall in the junior category and winning the Champion Novice Team award, to Jerry Song and Jason Song for placing 8th overall and 2nd in the novice category, to Michelle Liu and Isabella Park for placing 9th overall, and to Kennedy Kopke and Ashley Wong for placing 10th.

In speaker rankings our students also impressed with Jason Song placing 2nd overall and winning the Champion Novice Speaker award, Madeline Kim placing 4th overall, and Jennifer Ren placing 9th. Last but not least, we want to recognize Isabella Park for placing 2nd as a speaker in the novice category, Jerry Song for placing 3rd, Anita Pan for placing 6th, Andy Yu for placing 7th, and Veronica Guo, whose team placed 6th in the novice category.

We are so proud of the work of all our students and instructors to make this fall’s UBC tournament a smashing success for FDT!

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