Over the weekend, Vancouver Debate Academy had seven teams competing in Public Forum Debate online at the University of Kentucky National Speech and Debate Season Opener. This tournament is always challenging, as teams come together for the first time of the year after practicing and preparing all summer long.
Please join us in celebrating some of our team’s successes!
In the Middle School Division, the team of Jadon Yao and Marcus Zhang advanced to Quarterfinals, making it to the top 8 in their division! This was a fantastic start of the year! These two have been working hard and they are just getting started!
We also had some notable success in Middle School speaker rankings, with Brianna Tang receiving 4th place speaker and Marcus Zhang receiving 5th place speaker! Great job to these talented competitors!
In Varsity, the team of Aarav Motivala and Sahaj Bhandari competed in Open for the first time and ended their run with a winning record of 4-2. They were very close to advancing and although they didn’t clear, they performed very well and we look forward to their continued success throughout the year! st-Luella-Zhang
Middle School Novice 9th Place Speaker Danny Zhang Middle School Open 4th Place Speaker Brianna Tang Middle School Open 5th Place Speaker Marcus Zhang Middle School Open 8th Place Speaker Luella Zhang Middle School Open 11th Place Speaker Jadon Yao Middle School Open 13th Place Speaker Evan Guo Middle School Open 17th Place Speaker Ethan Zhang