ABOUT

US

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MEET Emma & Amonda!

Emma Zhou is a recent International Baccalaureate graduate from Branksome Hall in Toronto, Canada and will attend the University of California, Los Angeles in the fall studying Political Science. 

 

Amonda Li will be entering her Senior year at Branksome Hall in the fall as the Head Girl.

They both began their debating and public speaking journies in grade 8, and have competed and placed at provincial, national, and international tournaments. 

Emma Zhou

Achievements: 

  • Junior Provincials 2017: 4th in Interpretive Reading 

  • Senior Provincials 2018: Interpretive Winner & 6th Overall Speaker

  • Fulford Debate League: 5th Overall Speaker

  • Senior Nationals 2019: Persuasive Finalist 

  • International Independent Schools' Public Speaking Championships 2019: Top 15 in Persuasive and Interpretive 

  • World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships 2019 Team Canada Member

  • English Speaking Union 2020 Champion 

  • International Independent Schools' Public Speaking Championships 2020: Impromptu Speaking Finalist 

  • Toronto Debate Regionals 2020: Top 3 Team & 5th Overall Speaker 

  • World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships 2021 Team Canada Member: Debate & Impromptu Speaking Finalist

Amonda Li

Achievements: 

  • UCC Pro-Am 2018: Top Junior Speaker 

  • Junior Provincials 2018: 3rd in Debate 

  • Junior Nationals 2019: Persuasive Finalist 

  • Fulford Debate League: 6th Overall Speaker

  • Senior Provincials 2019: Persuasive Winner

  • Toronto Debate Regionals 2019: Top 10 Team 

  • World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships 2020 Team Canada Member

  • Toronto Debate Regionals 2020: Winner & 7th Overall Speaker 

  • Senior Provincials 2021: Top 6 Team & 5th Overall Speaker

  • Senior Nationals 2021 Qualifier

  • World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships 2021 Team Canada Member: Persuasive Speaking & Impromptu Speaking Finalist