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FDT student wins Junior Speech Provincials

Many FDT students recently attended the BC Junior Public Speaking Provincial Championships, a competition which brings together the top public speakers across the province competing in multiple speech events. The tournament was a huge success for FDT.

Congratulations to Jaiden Ahuja who placed as the Champion Speaker overall! Moreover, we want to congratulate Vanessa Zhang for placing 2nd overall, Michelle Liu for placing 4th, Angel Zhao for placing 5th, Ivy Ye for placing 6th, Rohan Singh for placing 8th, and Matthew Yu for placing 9th. Furthermore, Jaiden, Vanessa, Michelle, Angel, Ivy, Rohan, and Matthew have all advanced to the Junior Public Speaking National Championships later this year.

Here is the breakdown for how FDT students did at the tournament in each event:

Persuasive Speaking
Champion: Amy Ren
2nd Place: Jaiden Ahuja
3rd Place: Rohan Singh
Finalists: Angel Zhao, Ivy Ye, Michelle Liu

Interpretive Reading
Champion: Jaiden Ahuja
Finalists: Vanessa Zhang, Zachary Weinberg

Impromptu Speaking
Champion: Jaiden Ahuja
2nd Place: Angelina Yeung
3rd Place: Michelle Liu
Finalists: Lisa Xu, Matthew Yu, Vanessa Zhang

Debate
Champion: Vanessa Zhang
2nd Place: Angelina Yeung

Solo Acting
Champion: Angel Zhao
3rd Place: Matthew Yu

These are some fantastic results and we wish our students the best of luck at nationals.