Junior students dominate UBC final, and senior students place high

Junior students dominate UBC final, and senior students place high

Just last weekend FDT attended the largest university debate tournament in Canada with 340 debaters. 

FDT swept the junior category with Jason Guo and Jamin Feng reaching the final. Jamin placing as top speaker and Jason placing 4th. However the team from Crofton House (also coached by Frankie Cena) beat them in the finals with FDT student Vivian Gu and her partner winning the tournament, with Vivian placing as 5th best speaker. 

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FDT dominates the UBC Summer Tournament

FDT dominates the UBC Summer Tournament

In a competitive UBCs, FDT sent three teams to the break rounds after preliminaries, more than any other school at the tournament! Congratulations to Alannah and Charles, and Jason and Allison, for advancing all the way to the final round. Also shout out to Leo and Judy for being the top novice team.

The champions of UBC Summer were a hybrid team featuring Allan Lee and Maggie Macinnis, both excellent speakers also coached by Frankie Cena. 

All in all, a dominant showing by FDT. 

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FDT team wins UBC Elementary tournament

FDT team wins UBC Elementary tournament

At the first ever edition of the UBC elementary tournament, our very own team of Neil Shen and Michelle Liu took home the top prize over 52 other teams. They went against another FDT team Ryan Wei and Athans Yang in the very intense final round. In addition, Katherine and Alice, and Lisa and Alicia, won all their rounds and placed as 5th and 6th best team respectively.

A grand total of 8 of the top 20 students were from FDT so special congratulations go to  Athens, Neil, Michelle, Katherine, Lisa, Alicia, Ryan, and Alice for placing in the top 20 out of more than 100 competitors!

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