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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Two FDT teams find success at the World Scholar's Cup in Australia

Two FDT teams find success at the World Scholar's Cup in Australia

The 3rd Global Round of the World Scholar's Cup has just finished up in Melbourne, Australia and what a competition it was! FDT sent two junior teams to the competition and, with the assistance of Tonya Cena and Jacqueline Belzberg, they battled it out against over 1,000 of the world's top young minds across four exciting competitive events.

We are happy to announce that both teams: Vanessa Zhang, Aurora Zhang, and Katherine Feng, as well as Fiona Li, Vicky Zhang, and Jolin Yu, have qualified to the Tournament of Champions at Yale University along with the two other FDT teams who qualified after the global round in Barcelona.

All of our students have worked very hard to get this far and we hope they give their brains a break before returning to school, and FDT, in just a couple of weeks!

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FDT teams succeed at Global Round of Scholar's Cup in Spain

FDT teams succeed at Global Round of Scholar's Cup in Spain

After a smashing success in the local round of Scholar's Cup. FDT brought 2 teams to the global round in Barcelona, Spain, facing off against over 1000 of the worlds brightest and best students. Our junior team and senior team competed in 4 categories including writing, debate, Scholar's bowl. and Scholar's challenge. We are so pleased to announce that both teams performed excellently and were chosen to compete in the Tournament of Champions at Yale University.

Congratulations to our teams as well as Cathy Cena for chaperoning and Anna Saint for all her hard work coaching!

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FDT shows scholarly excellence at the World Scholar's Cup

FDT shows scholarly excellence at the World Scholar's Cup

Last weekend, FDT took 20 students to the World Scholars Cup round in Vancouver at Mulgrave School. The World Scholars Cup is a global competition where top students compete to demonstrate their knowledge of history, literature, and science across 4 events. It's a high-level and challenging competition that our students have been studying for months for. 

There were too many standout results to mention all of them, so here is just a snapshot of our students' successes. 

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