The 2023 National Public Speaking Championships took place at St. John's-Ravenscourt School in Winnipeg last weekend. Sarah Croxon ‘24 and Diviya Amarnath ‘25 competed in this tournament after qualifying at the 2022 Ontario Qualifiers in early December.
Both students participated in four different events including Impromptu Speaking, Debate, Persuasive Speaking, and Interpretive Reading. Sarah placed 14th overall and is the 2023 National Persuasive Speaking Champion, and Diviya came in among the top 30 students overall. Congratulations to both competitors!
Millie Steinmann '25, Sarah, and Diviya will all be competing in the 2023 World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships in Durban, South Africa in March.
This will be the 16th consecutive year that CDS has qualified and sent students to the World Championships, and only the second time we have qualified three students. In 2019, Anna Croxon '20, Anaïs Leiva von Bovet '19 and Maeve Tebbutt '19 all competed, and Anna was the WIDSPC Champion!
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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