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  • 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
  • WSDC 2015 Team Korea
    Congratulations to those debaters selected to represent Korea in Singapore at the 2015 World Schools Debating Championship. 

    In alphabetical order, congratulations to the following: 

    Christopher Iksoon Kim 
    JiWhan Moon 
    Jiyoon Park 
    Lauren Ahn 
    Nicholas Kim

    Alternate: Hyunjo Ko

    This will be the 12th team to represent Korea at the WSDC.  Good luck in Singapore!
    Posted Jan 16, 2015, 7:05 PM by Eric Moberg
  • 9th Korea Public Speaking Championship Results
    Congratulations to the following students for their excellent efforts at the 9th Korea Public Speaking Championship!  The students competed in a competitive field with representatives from seven schools.  A special congratulations to Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies for winning the Sweepstakes as best all-around school.  Also, congratulations and thanks to Bugil Academy for successfully hosting the event!

    The following six students qualified for World Individuals in Hong Kong:
         Qualifier and Korea Public Speaking Champion: Dahyeon Rosie Kim (SIS)
         Qualifier: Chanwu Oh (KIS)
         Qualifier: Dayeon Yee (HAFS)
         Qualifier: Hyunsung Kim (HAFS)
         Qualifier: Kias Jaehyun Moon (CSIA)
         Qualifier: Sarah Yesl Kim (SIS)

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

         After-Dinner Speech:
            1st Place: Hyunsung Kim (HAFS)
            2nd Place: Saihyun Genie Kim (Bugil)
            3rd Place: Subin Hur (KIS)

         Oratory:
            1st Place: Chanwu Oh (KIS)
            1st Place: Dahyeon Rosie Kim (SIS)
            3rd Place: Kias Jaehyun Moon (CSIA)

         Interpretive Reading:
            1st Place: Chanwu Oh (KIS)
            1st Place: Hyunsung Kim (HAFS)
            1st Place: Sarah Yesl Kim (SIS)

         Debate:
            1st Place: Hyunsung Kim (HAFS)
            1st Place: Kias Jaehyun Moon (CSIA)
            3rd Place: Chanwu Oh (KIS)
            3rd Place: Christopher Iksoon Kim (HAFS)
            3rd Place: Dahyeon Rosie Kim (SIS)
            3rd Place: Junseo Yoon (HAFS)
            3rd Place: Sarah Yesl Kim (SIS)
            3rd Place: Sohyeon Park (KMLA)
            3rd Place: Weon Bin Na (GAFL)
    Posted Dec 5, 2014, 12:07 AM by Eric Moberg
  • 9th 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 Hong Kong in April of 2015. (www.widpsc.com) The qualification event will be held on Saturday, November 29th at Bugil Academy. (http://www.bugilacademy.org/)  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 November 8th, 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 November 9th.

    (Click the title of the post above to see the attachments.)
    Posted Aug 27, 2014, 4:00 PM by Eric Moberg
  • WSDC 2015 Coach and Team 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 2015 WSDC Team Korea and for the coach to join returning coach Ahyoung Kim. Please see the relevant material on our website: 

    Coaching applications due by August 21.
    Debater applications due by September 1. 

    1) WSDC 2015 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 will be registered with WSDC as Korea's adjudicator and in the second year of the term the coach will be registered as coach.
    Posted Aug 10, 2014, 11:23 PM by Eric Moberg
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