Upper Canada College sent a junior and senior team to the first round of the 2013-14 Fulford Cup Debate at Ridley College in St. Catharines, Ont. on Nov. 16, with the juniors finishing seventh out of 19 teams and the seniors ranking 10th out of 18.
Year 2 student Malcolm Risk and Year 1 student Matthew Wang comprised UCC’s junior team and took part in a parliamentary style debate on the resolution: “Be it resolved that co-educational schools are preferable to single-gender schools.”
Senior team members and IB1 students Michael Pusic and William Labasi-Sammartino participated in a cross-examination debate for their prepared round on the resolution: “Should co-educational schools be preferable to single-gender schools?”
The final round was impromptu and both junior and senior debaters used the parliamentary style.
Wang tied for sixth place speaker in the junior division and received a citation.
The Fulford League annually sponsors three debate tournaments for high school debaters from its 19 independent member schools.