FDT students Lauren Meikle and Emily Ni named provincial champions

FDT students Lauren Meikle and Emily Ni named provincial champions

FDT ended up sending over 30 of it’s students to the BC Provincial Debate Championships that were held this weekend in Victoria, BC and we have some great results to announce after a very tough and competitive weekend of debate. We want to congratulate Leo Wang and Judy Rhee who were named the 4th place senior team in the province, and Allan Lee and Jamin Feng who came in 6th. In the junior category we want to recognize Lauren Meikle and Emily Ni for their outstanding achievement in being named the Champion junior team. Moreover, congrats to Peter Zhang who was the top junior speaker and Lauren Meikle who came in 5th place. We also want to congratulate David Xia who was named the 3rd place novice speaker and Jerry Zhang, who came in 4th place.  We will also be sending multiple teams to the national debate championships! Eric Li and Jonathan Chu, Alex Logan and Jessie Liu, and Sean Oh, will be going on to the Junior Debate Championships later this year in Quebec. Allan Lee and Jamin Feng, along with Judy Rhee and Leo Wang will be advancing to the Senior National Debate Championships in Halifax later this year. We wish all our teams the best of luck!

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7 FDT students qualify for Public Speaking Nationals

This weekend was the annual BC Provincial Speech Championships. We have exciting news to share with you. 7 FDT students will be going to Speech Nationals this year. We are pleased to announce that in the Senior Division, Angelina Zhang came 4th overall, Judy Rhee came 5th, Anthony Chu came 6th.

In the Interpretative Reading category Anthony came 3rd and Judy was a Finalist. In the Impromptu Speech category Anthony came 1st and Angelina came 2nd. In Debate, Angelina came 2nd.

In the Junior Division Nora Zhu came 3rd, Katherine Feng came 5th, Jena Yue came 6th,  and Eric Li came 7th.

In the Interpretative Reading category Katherine came 2nd while Jena was a Finalist. In the Impromptu Speech category Nora came 2nd, and Eric was a Finalist. In Persuasive Speech Jena came 2nd. In Debate, Katherine came 2nd and Eric 3rd.

We are so happy with all our students and their amazing work. Now begins the hard work to prepare for Nationals!

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FDT and Crofton students place among the top Public Speakers in Canada

FDT and Crofton students place among the top Public Speakers in Canada

The Junior High Public Speaking National Championship took place over 4 days this past weekend at West Point Grey Academy in Vancouver. Our very own Vivian Gu placed as 2nd best speaker overall, which is all time record for FDT students at this competition. In addition, Katherine Feng placed in 7th overall and May Fan placed 13th overall. 

The competition is comprised of 4 individual events and several of our students broke to the final rounds in these events. In particular, Vivian was crowned the debate champion and Katherine was named the impromptu speech champion. Moreover, Vivian placed 2nd in the persuasive category and May placed 3rd in the interpretative reading category. 

Congratulations to our students for their hard work and effort in preparing for this tournament. Good job guys!

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Allan Lee selected for Canadian National Debating Team

Allan Lee selected for Canadian National Debating Team

Allan Lee has been debating since he was in Grade 8 and has been coached by Frankie Cena since then as well. Last December he beat out the best debaters from across BC for the chance to attend the National Tryout for Team Canada in Newfoundland in April. He did fantastically at the tryouts a few weeks and was selected along with 8 other students to join the Canadian National Debating Team.

Congratulations Allan! Your hard work has paid off.

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Crofton students rank as Top BC team at Junior Nationals

Crofton students rank as Top BC team at Junior Nationals

This weekend in Calgary, Crofton House students Vivian Gu and Lauren Meikle competed against the top teams from across Canada, debating about politics, economics, and culture. After 6 intense rounds, they broke in 5th place to the Quarter Final round! 

Lauren and Vivian were the top-ranked team from BC and Vivian placed as the 9th best Junior speaker in Canada and the Top Junior Speaker from BC. 

Congrats you two! Your hard work has clearly paid off. 

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