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Annie and Alex win Canadian BP National Championships

Last weekend in Saskatoon, over a dozen of FDT’s finest young debaters competed in the Canadian BP National Championships. We are so happy to announce that FDT students Alex Logan and Annie Lu were named the top junior team in the country!

There were even more fantastic results from the tournament. In the junior category, Eric Li and Jonathan Chu advanced to the finals and placed 3rd overall while Jena Yue and Jerry Zhang advanced to the semi-finals. In speaker awards, we want to congratulate Alice Xu for placing 9th overall, Jena Yue for placing 8th, Jonathan Chu for placing 7th, Alex Logan for placing 3rd, and Eric Li for placing 2nd, as well as being named the Top Speaker from BC.

Our successes were also great in the senior category. Congratulations to Ellen Li and Lauren Meikle as well as Emily Ni and Vivian Gu for advancing to the semi-finals!

The BP National Championships qualifies teams from Canada to compete in the International Championship at Oxford University next year. We are happy to announce that Alex and Annie, Eric and Jonathan, and Emily and Vivian have all qualified to compete at Oxford with Ellen and Lauren being 1st alternates. We are so proud of our students and their amazing successes!