Last month, three students represented CDS at the Spring Fulford Debate held at Ridley College. Grade 9 students, Tomas Chacin and Danyal Hakeem finished in 4th and 5th placed respectively in the Junior Division, winning coveted citations, and Grade 11 student, Georgie Tsioliswas 11th overall in the Senior Division. Well done, boys!
And last weekend, Grade 9 students Danyal Hakeem and Arjun Walia, and Grade 7 student, Sarah Croxon travelled to Vancouver to represent Ontario at the Junior National Public Speaking and Debating Championships at West Point Grey Academy.
Arjun was a Finalist in Impromptu Speaking finishing in 6th place and performed well in the Interpretive Reading category; Sarah narrowly missed Finals in Persuasive Speaking with her speech on the disproportionate number of indigenous children in Canada’s foster care system, and Danyal impressed with his speech on the dangers of vaping.