We had a large crew of students from Vancouver Debate Academy qualify for the BC Debate Provincials. Several received awards; all of them worked hard and deserve to be congratulated for a job well done.
In the Novice category, Cheryl Chen did an exceptional job and took home the award for 2nd Best Speaker! Cheryl and her partner won all of their rounds and were the #1 team in their category, receiving the Top Team prize for Novice Juniors. Amazing!
Many of our other students were top speakers as well; BC Qualifiers rank the Top 24 Juniors by speaker score. Gabrielle won as 6th Best Speaker; Rebecca took home 12th Best Speaker; Alan won for 13th Best Speaker; Maja won 16th; and Judy received an award for 20th Best Speaker.
In teams, Rebecca and Gabrielle placed as the 3rd Top Team, and Judy and her partner placed 8th.
A strong effort by all VDA students!
Novice Champion Cheyl Chen & Stuti Sharma Junior Varsity Quarterfinalists Judy Jiang Junior Varsity Semifinalists Gabrielle Wong & Rebecca Amisano
Novice 2nd Place Speaker Cheyl Chen Novice 3rd Place Speaker Stuti Sharma Junior Varsity 6th Place Speaker Gabrielle Wong Junior Varsity 12th Place Speaker Rebecca Amisano Junior Varsity 13th Place Speaker Alan Shen Junior Varsity 16th Place Speaker Maja Grandinetti Junior Varsity 20th Place Speaker Judy Jiang