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Speech and debate updates from Mr. Fink

Speech and debate updates from Mr. Fink

Middle School Students Compete at Junior High Debate Tournament at Western Canada High School With Great Success

On Friday, two Middle School teams: Lakhshan A.’22 and Shaheena S. ’22 and Lucy C. ’22 and Emma M. ’22 competed at the Western Canada High School Debate tournament. This tournament is impromptu style, which means the students do not know the topics ahead of time. The theme of the debate was Ancient Greece. Once the topic was released, the students had 15 minutes to prepare their arguments. The first resolution was, “This house should or should not implement Ancient Greek style assemblies in Canadian cities” and the second resolution was, “This house would suspended the right to vote if citizens do not pay their taxes.” Both teams did well and special congratulations goes to Lucy C. ’22 and Emma M. ’22 for winning First place!

All four girls felt what they had learned about Ancient Greece in Grade 6 contributed to their success! 

STS Competes at Sir Winston Churchill High School Speech Tournament

Students represented our school once again at the Speech Tournament held on November 9. Congratulations to all students. Special congratulations to the following who placed in their categories.

Junior

Duet Acting

1st place:  Emily P. ’22 and Sophia L. ’22

2nd place:  Clara M. ’24 and Ava N. ’24

3rd place: Inji H. ’22 and Pooja D. ’22

Poetry

1st place:  Cassandra L. ’22

Impromptu Speaking

1st place:  Bolu K. ’23

Original Oratory

3rd place:  Alayna Q. ’24

Senior

Oral Interpretation of Prose

3rd place:  Ben S. ’19

Impromptu Speaking

3rd place: Ben C.’19
1st place Zaki L. ’20

Oral Interpretation of Poetry

1st place Lindy Z. ’20

The next Speech Tournament is the Regional Tournament held at Western Canada High School on December 15. All those who finish in the top half of each category advance to the Provincial Speech Tournament which is held at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School on Saturday, February 2, 2019.