How debate led Andrew Yun to Team Canada and Harvard University

How debate led Andrew Yun to Team Canada and Harvard University

This year at FDT we have so many exciting success and our students have reached the highest levels of success imaginable. As happy as we are about our successes the end of the year is bittersweet as we have to say goodbye to some of our oldest students and instructors as they move on.

In the next few weeks we want to highlight some of these students and reflect on how debate has helped them chart a path to their future. This week we asked our very former student and instructor Andrew Yun, who just placed as the 5th best debater in the world in Croatia, about his high school debate career and all the doors debate has helped open for him.

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We celebrate a successful year with our first ever Gala!

We celebrate a successful year with our first ever Gala!

A week ago FDT hosted our very first annual end of the year Gala. It was a wonderful evening full of games, moving speeches, and of course delicious food.

Seeing all of the generations of successful students present at the Gala truly demonstrated the longevity of FDT's goal and the strength of our mission.

We hope everybody enjoyed this fun-filled evening to cap off this year and from all of us at FDT, we look forward to another year full of success!

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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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