Students Performed Exceptionally at the BDC’s “Winter Invitational”
By: Ryan Whitt
(Lexington, Kentucky): On Saturday, February 19th, students competed in the BDC Winter Invitational, a four-hour virtual debate competition. Kentucky students got the opportunity to compete against debaters from around the country, including students from several academies in California, such as the Honor Academy and the Magnet Academy.
16 teams participated in the Winter Invitational with 34 competitors competing in the event overall.
Three of the top five debate teams at the event were composed of BDC students. Four of the top 10 individual speakers were BDC students, and BDC students won seven out of 15 possible awards for excellence in speaking.
Emme Ngo and Kamile Le were the first-place winners of the team event, and Emme Ngo also took home first-place in the individual speaker category.
Aarav Tibrewal was the highest placing individual BDC student, coming out in third place. Aaron George and Aryan Rana were the highest placing BDC team, finishing in third place as well.
Congratulations to all the students who won awards at the event, and we thank all participating students for coming!
We appreciate those who volunteered as mentors and judges at the Winter Invitational. Additional praise goes out to our middle and high school students who stepped up as volunteers during the event.
Be on the lookout for our next event, the Fayette County Regional Championship on Saturday, March 12th!