FDT sweeps top awards at RE Mountain Novice Tournament

FDT sweeps top awards at RE Mountain Novice Tournament

On Friday night in Langley FDT brought 17 teams to the 2nd Annual R.E. Mountain Novice Invitational. We are so proud to announce that FDT took the top awards in the Grade 4-6 and Grade 7-8 category. Vanessa Zhang and Alice Shen were the top Grade 7-8 team and Aiden Han and Jerry Li were the top Grade 4-6 team. Moreover Cynthia Wang and Edward Gao were the 2nd place team in the 7-8 category. In the 4-6 category Veronica Guo and Vincent Guo came in 2nd place and Cynthia and Athena Yu came in 3rd.

For speaker awards, Edward was the top speaker in Grade 7-8 category while Cynthia came in 2nd. Veronica came in 2nd in the Grade 4-6 category, Aiden came in 3rd, and Athena came in 4th.  

We are so happy about the achievements and hard work of our students and look forward to future successes!

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FDT attends Tournament of Champions at Yale University

FDT attends Tournament of Champions at Yale University

FDT has just returned from the snow covered campus of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, where we computer in the Tournament of Champions for the World Scholar's Cup! Our two teams qualified after competing in the global rounds in either Melbourne or Barcelona and they had a blast competing against the cream of the crop from around the world at Yale.

Here are some of the outstanding results. Both of our teams did well in debate. The team of Vicky Zhang, Fiona Li, and Jolin Yu won a Silver medal as a team. The team of Julia Guo, Vanessa Zhang, and Aurora Zhang won a Gold medal as a team. Furthermore our students performed well individually.In Individual Writing, Aurora, Julia, and Jolin all won Silver medals. In the Scholar's Challenge, Fiona won a Silver medal for Literature subject as did Jolin, while Aurora won a Silver medal in Social Studies, Vanessa won Silver in Art and Literature, and Vicky won a Gold medal in Art. Finally in Individual Debate, Jolin and Julia won Silver medals, and Fiona and Vanessa won Gold. Moreover, in addition to winning a Gold medal, Aurora placed 36th individually, in a field of hundreds of the world's best junior debaters!

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After all-FDT Final, Jason and Anthony named Junior Champions at UBC Fall Tournament

After all-FDT Final, Jason and Anthony named Junior Champions at UBC Fall Tournament

Its been another outstanding UBC Fall High School Tournament for FDT Academy. Lets start with the results. Out of 8 teams breaking to Quarter-Finals in the Junior Category, 5 were from FDT. Congratulations to Peter Zhang and Michael Wu and Athens Wu and Jena Yue for breaking to the Quarter-Finals. Further congratulations to Eric Li and Jonathan Chu who made it to Semi-Finals. Finally, after a contentious Final round between FDT students Anthony Chu, Jason Guo, Sarah Sheng, and Angela Lu, we are pleased to announce your Champion Junior Team was Jason and Anthony! We want to still commend Angela and Sarah who were well deserving of being Finalists.

That's not all. We had great results in the senior category as well. We had multiple teams break to the Semi-Finals including Saara Meghji and Angelina Zhang and Kiran Basra and Maggie MacInnis. We would also like to congratulate Ellen Li and Vivian Gu  and Leo Wang and Judy Rhee for being finalists! We are so happy with the final results and want to congratulate all of our instructors and students for their hard work in the past few weeks.

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FDT student top speaker at RE Mountain Novice and Elementary Tournament

FDT student top speaker at RE Mountain Novice and Elementary Tournament

Our very own Chelsea Hu was named the Top Overall Speaker at the RE Mountain Novice and Elementary tournament last night in Langley. That is not all for FDT, as we had a great showing at this tournament.
We would like to congratulate Maxwell Holmes on being the 3rd Place Speaker, Jena Yue on placing 9th, and Matthew Yu for placing as 3rd best Novice Speaker. In addition, congratulations to Maxwell and Chelsea for coming in 5th as a team, Ryan Wei for placing as 4th Place Team, and especially Vanessa Zhang and Cynthia Wang for placing as 3rd Place Team. 

Way to go guys!

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FDT sweeps Yorkson Creek Invitational

FDT sweeps Yorkson Creek Invitational

Some of FDT's youngest students took home well-earned awards at the Yorkson Creek Novice Invitational in Langley this Friday.  We had the top four teams, the top team in the Grade 4/5 division, and the top 8 speakers. Without further ado congratulations to....

1st place team: Alice Xu and Lisa Xu
2nd place team:  Vanessa Zhang and Ray Zhou
3rd place team: Eric Li and Emma Cont
4th place team:  Richard Ma and James Zhang
1st place Grade 4/5 team:  Henry Zhang and Eddie Wang
3rd place Grade 4/5 team:  David Sheng and Matthew Yu

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