Yorkies @ UBC High School Debate Tournament

From: Stefan Superina, Senior School Teacher

On the weekend of October 29th-30th, the York House Debate team participated in the University of British Columbia High School Debate Tournament.

This tournament is one of the largest of its kind in North America, fielding a competitive list of students from amongst numerous high schools in the province. At this years tournament, students’ debated topics focusing on the role of nuclear power as a primary source of energy in Canada, to the role that developed countries should play in protecting the right of refugee claimants.

York House was well represented at the tournament, with five teams competing in the junior and senior divisions of the event. For many, it was their first time in competitive debate. The students put forth an admirable effort, achieving stellar results in both divisions. Most importantly, the tournament allowed students to gain valuable insight on important matters, and develop their analytical reasoning skills. I look forward to their continued success at future tournaments. Well-done Yorkies!

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