The 2022 Annual Ontario Qualifier for the Canadian National Public Speaking and Debating Championships were held Monday at Branksome Hall in Toronto. Sarah Croxon '24, Ethan Wahba '24 and Diviya Amarnath '25 competed in this tournament consisting of four different rounds, including Debate, Impromptu Speaking, Persuasive Speaking and Interpretive Reading.
Ethan placed 5th in the Interpretive Reading Category. Diviya placed 10th overall and is an alternate to qualify and attend the Nationals. Sarah placed 4th in both the Interpretive Reading and Impromptu Speaking Category. She also placed 3rd overall, qualifying her to attend the Nationals, which will be held at St. John's Ravenscourt School in Winnipeg in February.
At Nationals, the top six students can qualify for the World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships held in Durban, South Africa in March 2023. Congratulations to all three competitors!
CDS wishes to recognize and acknowledge the land on which the school operates. For thousands of years, these have been the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We also recognize the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee peoples who also shared this land. CDS respects the relationship with these lands and recognizes that our connection can be strengthened by our continued relationship with all First Nations, by acknowledging our shared responsibility to respect and care for these lands and waters for future generations.
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