The National Junior High Public Speaking and Debating Tournament took place on May 5th and 6th at The Mulgrave School in West Vancouver. Ananya Kapur ‘26 and Audrey Jiang ‘26 participated in preliminary asynchronous rounds prior to the tournament for Persuasive Speaking and Interpretive Reading, while Parliamentary Debate and Impromptu Speaking preliminary rounds were held live.
Audrey made the finals for Impromptu Speaking and Persuasive Speaking, where she placed 3rd for her Persuasive Speech. Ananya made finals for the Persuasive Speaking category and placed in the top 13 overall and was 2nd amongst the Ontario participants. Ananya's speech was on Hate Crimes in Canada and Audrey's was on Homelessness in Vancouver Due to the Global Economic Crisis.
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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