Students at the Halton District School Board have achieved outstanding results at recent competitions for debate and public speaking.
Alice Chen, Grade 11 student at White Oaks Secondary School (WOSS) in Oakville, achieved two outstanding results, capturing top speaker in the French portion of the Canadian National debate championship at Lower Canada College in Montreal and third place for the National Impromptu Concours Oratoire in Ottawa.
At the National Finals in debate, held May 24-26, the team of Chen and fellow WOSS student Abby Robitaille placed first as the top French team in Canada. In the finals of that competition, individual results were awarded and Chen placed first and Robitaille second. In the Junior English portion of the debate competition, WOSS student Angie Lei won the John Robinson Trophy as the top Grade 9 speaker in Canada.
At the National Level Concours Oratoire (French public-speaking event) held June 1, in addition to Chen's success, Grade 11 WOSS student Alex Wu placed second (Francophones) and Grade 11 WOSS student Hamza Algodi placed third (Core French).
For additional information, contact:
Julie Hunt Gibbons, Superintendent of Education
Halton District School Board
905-335-3663 | Toll-free 1-877-618-3456