Jason and Anthony are UBC Spring Champions!

Jason and Anthony are UBC Spring Champions!

This weekend hundreds of BC's best debaters competed in the UBC Spring High School Tournament. We are pleased to announce that FDT's own Jason Gu and Anthony Chu are the new Senior Champions! Moreover we want to congratulate Bianca Dammholz and Saara Meghji and Vivian Gu and Ellen Li for making it to the break-rounds. The good news doesn’t end there. Alice Xu and Aurora Zhang were named 3rd place junior team overall with Sarah Sheng and Angela Lu placing 4th overall in the junior category.

As individual speakers many of FDT's brightest students performed exceptionally. In the senior category, FDT's own instructor Saara Meghji was named the top speaker overall, while Vivian Gu came in 4th, Allan Lee came in 5th, Bianca Dammholz came in 7th, Angelina Zhang came in 9th, Ellen Li came in 11th, Jason Guo came in 13th, Anthony Chu came in 14th, and Kiran Basra came in 15th. In the junior category  Sarah Sheng was named the 4th place speaker overall, Eric Li came in 5th, Alex Logan came in 9th,. Othman Mekhloufi came in 10th, Angela Lu came in 12th, Jena Yue came in 13th, Emily Qiu came in 14th, and Athens Wu came in 15th. Moreover, Eric Li was named the top Novice speaker, Emily Qiu was named the 2nd best novice speaker, and Jerry Zhang was named the 3rd place novice speaker.

We congratulate all of our students and instructors for their hard work in preparation for this tournament!

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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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Jason and Leo win UBC Summer Championship

Jason and Leo win UBC Summer Championship

Jason Guo and Leo Wang have placed as the top team overall in the UBC Summer Debate Championship! Moreover FDT's own Alison Lee was a finalist and two of our teams, Allan Lee and Grace Lee, and Anthony Chu and Angela Lu, made it to the semi-finals. 

Jason was the top novice speaker as well as the top speaker overall. For the rest of the individual speaker rankings Leo placed 3rd, Allan placed 4th, Grace placed 8th, and Alison placed 9th, 

We are so happy for all of our students to have performed so exceptionally. This is the last tournament of the summer before FDT begins our Fall term!

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FDT team wins UBC HST Spring in Senior category

FDT team wins UBC HST Spring in Senior category

After a long weekend of debate at UBC at the annual Spring High School Tournament, FDT's very own Grace Lee along with one of our instructors, Jacqueline Belzberg, were crowned Senior champions! In the Junior Division, Katherine Feng and Eric Li made it to the Junior Finals, placing as the 2nd place team overall. Furthermore, Caitlin Mah and Jewel Cao from Crofton House were the 4th place Junior team and Michael Wu and Peter Zhang placed 5th overall. 

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