National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) holds its annual Nationals tournament in June. It is the most prestigious and challenging speech and debate tournament of the year. To qualify, all participants must pass district qualifiers first.
On April 23rd, nine of the best Vancouver high school debate teams came together to compete for the only two seats to the Nationals. All of them are the best of the best in Vancouver.
We are proud to announce that VDA’s 4 teams defeated all other competitors and took the only two places available to the 2021 National Speech and Debate Tournament!
Special congratulations also goes to Jennifer Zhang, who finished as the Champion of the Original Oratory division. She will also represent Vancouver to participate in the Nationals’ speech competition.
As Jennifer shared: “I constatly get to learn new topics and immerse myself in the issues of today which I would never do without debate.”