05 Jun, 2018
10 : 00
On May 26th eight YCIS Chongqing students attended the Spring 2018 NHSDLC debate tournament at Chongqing Jianshan school. High school and middle school students from across China journeyed to Chongqing to compete for the first spot. The topic for the debate was extremely challenging examining international politics and considering China’s potential as a world super power and peace keeping nation. Despite the challenges involved the eight students rose to the challenge and demonstrated their ability to compete at a high level against students from as far as Beijing and Shanghai, many with years of experience.
In the middle school division, the YCIS Chongqing representative stole the show. After facing stiff competition from local schools in Chongqing and participants from as far as Shenyang both YCISCQ teams made it to the final round. This meant that out of the two teams involved they managed to take home first and second place. The high school division was much more competitive and included several previous champions from across China. One of the high school teams managed to get passed the league round and into the knockout section of the tournament but were not fortunate to win this year. However, they showed great dedication to success giving up several evenings and weekends to prepare and compete. With more practice and experience I am confident that the YCISCQ students will continue to have more success in the future and have a strong possibility to win the high school debate final in the future.