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  • WSDC 2017 Team and Coach Selection
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    It's that time of year again, when the KFL picks the top high school debaters in Korea to compete on behalf of Korea at the Olympics of high school debate, World Schools Debating Championship. The KFL is pleased to announce the selection process for the 2017 WSDC Team Korea and for the coach to join returning coach Andy Hume. Please see the relevant material on our website: 

    Coaching applications due by August 28.
    Debater applications due by September 3. 

    1) WSDC 2017 Selection Timeline: This document lists the timeline for the selection of the national team as well as the new coach.

    2) WSDC Training Pool Application: This Google Doc form must be filled out by each school's liaison. NO student submitted applications will be accepted. There is an in-school selection process and the KFL weighs in after that.

    3) WSDC Coach Application: This Word document should be completed by anyone wishing to coach the WSDC team.  One coach will be elected this year for a two year term.  In the first year of the term, the newly-elected coach may be registered with WSDC as Korea's adjudicator and in the second year of the term the coach may be registered as coach.
    Posted Aug 15, 2016, 11:20 PM by Eric Moberg
  • WSDC 2016 Team Korea
    Congratulations to those debaters selected to represent Korea in Germany at the 2016 World Schools Debating Championship. 

    In alphabetical order, congratulations to the following: 

    Gaeun Kim
    JiWhan Moon
    Jiyoon Park
    Junbeom Lee
    Nicholas Kim

    Alternate: Claire Kim

    This will be the 13th team to represent Korea at the WSDC.  Good luck in Germany!
    Posted Dec 14, 2015, 4:17 AM by Eric Moberg
  • 10th Korea Public Speaking Championship Results
    Congratulations to the following students for their excellent efforts at the 10th Korea Public Speaking Championship!  The students competed in a competitive field with representatives from six schools.  A special congratulations to Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies for winning the Sweepstakes as best all-around school.  Also, congratulations and thanks to Korean Minjok Leadership Academy for successfully hosting the event!

    The following six students qualified for World Individuals in Pittsburgh:
         Qualifier and Korea Public Speaking Champion: Alexander Song (SIS)
         Qualifier: Jae Sung Tae (Bugil)
         Qualifier: Joshua Kim (YISS)
         Qualifier: Minyeh Lee (HAFS)
         Qualifier: Saihyun Genie Kim (Bugil)
         Qualifier: Sky Park (SIS)

    In addition, the following students performed exceptionally well in specific events:

         After-Dinner Speech:
            1st Place: Minyeh Lee

         Oratory:
            1st Place: Jae Sung Tae
            1st Place: Joshua Kim 
            1st Place: Sky Park 
            1st Place: Jae Hyun Moon

         Interpretive Reading:
            1st Place: Saihyun Genie Kim
            2nd Place: Soomin Kam
            3rd Place: Kyowon Koo
            3rd Place: Lee, Hongjoon
            3rd Place: Lee, Minyeh
            3rd Place: Oh, Chanwu
            3rd Place: Sky Park

         Debate:
            1st Place: Saihyun Genie Kim 
            1st Place: Jae Sung Tae
    Posted Nov 25, 2015, 6:24 PM by Eric Moberg
  • 10th Korea Public Speaking Championship and World Individuals Qualifier
    The KFL would like to invite schools to participate in a qualification event for the World Individuals Debating and Public Speaking Championships to be held in the United States in April of 2015. (www.widpsc.com) The qualification event will be held on Saturday, November 14th at Korean Minjok Leadership Academy. (http://minjok.hs.kr/)  The top six students at the qualifier will be invited to represent Korea.

    Read the attached documents and contact us if you need the registration form.  Registration is by school and is due by October 31st, so if you are a student who would like to participate, please contact your school's faculty liaison.  Contact information is included in the attached files.  Use this same contact information for inquiries regarding applying to coach the team.  Coach applications are also due by October 31st.

    (Click the title of the post above to see the attachments.)
    Posted Sep 1, 2015, 5:43 PM by Eric Moberg
  • WSDC 2016 Team and Coach Selection
    *Note: click on the title of this post above to download attachments

    It's that time of year again, when the KFL picks the top high school debaters in Korea to compete on behalf of Korea at the Olympics of high school debate, World Schools Debating Championship. The KFL is pleased to announce the selection process for the 2016 WSDC Team Korea and for the coach to join returning coach Hyewon Rho. Please see the relevant material on our website: 

    Coaching applications due by August 28.
    Debater applications due by September 8. 

    1) WSDC 2016 Selection Timeline: This document lists the timeline for the selection of the national team as well as the new coach.

    2) WSDC Training Pool Application: This Google Doc form must be filled out by each school's liaison. NO student submitted applications will be accepted. There is an in-school selection process and the KFL weighs in after that.

    3) WSDC Coach Application: This Word document should be completed by anyone wishing to coach the WSDC team.  One coach will be elected this year for a two year term.  In the first year of the term, the newly-elected coach may be registered with WSDC as Korea's adjudicator and in the second year of the term the coach may be registered as coach.
    Posted Aug 17, 2015, 8:34 AM by Eric Moberg
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