FDT Team reaches Semifinals at Hong Kong Open

Recently, 14 FDT debaters participated in the incredibly competitive Hong Kong Debate Open featuring some of the best debaters from around the world including 40 National level teams. We are therefore thrilled at the amazing accomplishments of our students in this very prestigious tournament.

We want to congratulate Sean Oh, Diya Perry, Darren Yang, Jesse Liu, and Jeffrey Guo who broke 2nd in the High School Division and made it all the way to the Semifinal round! Moreover, congrats to Annie Lu, Jonathan Chu, Angela Lu, Aurora Zhang, and Alice Xu for reaching the Quarterfinals in the High School Division. In addition we want to recognize Emily Ni and Alex Logan whose teams placed as Octofinalists in the National Division as part of Team Canada.

In speaker rankings our students also did exceptionally well. Here are the full results:

Overall Awards
3rd Place: Sean Oh
9th Place: Emily Ni

National Division Awards
8th Place: Emily Ni

High School Division Awards
Champion Speaker: Sean Oh
2nd Place: Diya Perry
4th Place: Darren Yang
6th Place: Jonathan Chu
7th Place: Jesse Liu
10th Place: Jeffrey Guo
16th Place: Michelle Liu
19th Place: Aurora Zhang
20th Place: Isabella Park

We are so proud of all of our students’ success!

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