Congratulations to Ivan Myastkivskyy from River East Collegiate on qualifying for the North America finals of the "Jugend debattiert," a German debating competition for high school students around the world. In two 24-minute debates, Ivan showed his great talent, competing in the native speakers category.
In 2021, "Jugend debattiert" was introduced in North America, enabling students from the US, Canada, and Mexico to take part for the first time. After completing 10 90-minute workshops between February and May, students were able to participate in an online tournament in May, for a chance to qualify for the North American finals (currently planned for October in California, provided it is once again safe to travel and gather).
The winner of that tournament will be invited to the national finals in Berlin, Germany, in June 2022.