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FDT students reach finals at BP Nationals

Last month, over a dozen of FDT’s top junior and senior debaters participated in the BP National Debate Championships, a competitive tournament bringing together the top debaters in Canada to compete against each other in the challenging British Parliamentary format.

FDT’s very own Angela Lu was named Champion Speaker in the junior category. The good news doesn’t stop there. Angela Lu and Meredith Wang finished the competition as the Top BC team and as finalists in the junior category along with Angelina Yeung and Vanessa Zhang while FDT student Jin Zhou won the Champion team award with his partner. Moreover, we want to recognize Meredith Wang for placing 3rd overall as a speaker and Angelina Yeung for placing 6th.

In the senior category our students also did amazing with Randy Chang and Annie Lu and Alex Logan finishing as finalists and Jonathan Chu and Koby Chen finishing as semifinalists. Congrats to Alex Logan for placing 2nd as an individual speaker in the senior category as well as Annie Lu for placing 5th, Randy Chang for placing 6th, and Lauren Meikle for placing 9th.

What is even more exciting than these amazing results is that due to their success at the competition, Angelina Yeung, Vanessa Zhang, Jin Zhou, Angela Lu, and Meredith Wang, will all advance to the International Competition for Young Debaters which will be hosted next year by The Cambridge Union. We wish our debaters the best of luck as this prestigious competition!