Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Winners of Debate Competition

There's No Debate: These Kids are Winners 

By 250 News
Sunday, March 25, 2012 02:45 PM

 Posted from Prince George Citizen

NADC winners (l-r) Minlyn Chen, Arctica Cunningham, Kaylee Harned, Jesmeen Deo, Ahsen Chaudhry, Gurbind Deo, Fei Ge, Terrence Badham


Prince George, BC - It's been an argumentative weekend for high school students taking part in the 2nd Annual Northern Academic Debate Challenge hosted by UNBC's Debate Society this weekend.
Tournament Director, Imogene McDonald, says Friday evening started off with a workshop on public speaking and some fun exercises to get the participants warmed up for Saturday morning's debate workshops and competition.
"Yesterday the kids had a gruelling day," says McDonald (shown in photo at right). "They had five debates, so to go through that process five times is really mentally challenging and mentally exhausting, so we're really proud of them for that."
McDonald was a participant in last year's inaugural NADC as a grade 12 student. She says the goals of the tournament are to introduce elementary and high school students to university-style debating. "It's especially good for grade 12 students - it gives them a chance to see what the university is all about and, hopefully, we can attract them to UNBC."
Arctica Cunningham traveled from Smithers to participate in the challenge. The Grade 11 Smithers Secondary student captured 2nd place in public speaking. Artica's mom says the topics were challenging and the calibre of this weekend's debates were exceptional.
Today wrapped with one more debate and then finals, before the award presentation:
Top Junior Debater - Minlyn Chen (Southridge Elementary)
Top Senior Debater - Ahsen Chaudhry

Debate Final Rankings
  1. Gurbind Deo (College Heights Secondary) and Ahsen Chaudhry
  2. Terrence Badham (College Heights Secondary) and Fei Ge
  3. Kaylee Harned (Westside Academy) and Jesmeen Deo
Public Speech Awards
  1. Ahsen Chaudhry
  2. Arctica Cunningham (Smithers Secondary)
  3. Gurbind Deo

2 comments:

  1. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh......I AM NEW TO THIS CITY AND I AM SIKH...I DON'T EVEN KNOW ANY SINGLE PUNJABI PERSON HERE... I AM TRY TO FIND, IN WHICH AREA IN PRINCE GEORGE PUNJABI PEOPLE LIVES BUT I DIDN'T GET ANYTHING. PLEASE IF SOME BODY SEE THIS COMMENT AND HELP ME TO FIND WHERE PUNJABI LIVES..I AM VERY THANKFUL TO THAT PERSON....DUE TO THE HOMESICKNESS I WANT TO LIVE NEAR TO PUNJABI PEOPLE.....I KNOW THIS IS NOT A RIGHT PLACE TO COMMENT BUT I DON'T HAVE ANY OTHER WAY TO COMMUNICATE WITH OUR PEOPLE. IF U TRY TO HELP ME PLEASE EMAIL ME ON param5051@yahoo.com
    THANKS

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    1. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
      Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
      My apologies for the late reply. Welcome to Prince George. I know it can be very difficult to move to a new community. There are two gurdwaras in Prince George- one on Davis Road and one on Kelly St. That is always a good place to start to get to know some of the local Sikh Community. There are a lot of Punjabi people who live across the city rather than any specific area and you will likely meet them through work/unbc/cnc or through the gurdwara.

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