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Middle School Tournament of Champions:

Two-hundred, twenty-three students from thirty-three schools and fifteen states attended the first annual Middle School Tournament of Champions hosted by the University of Kentucky.

The University has hosted the first high school Tournament of Champions in 1971. Fifteen Kudos students attended the tournament, and nine of them went home with trophies.
Kudos was one of only two schools in the country with semifinalists in more than one event.

In Lincoln-Douglas (LD) debate, Ethan Chang finished in second place, and was third place speaker. Aaron Lee was tenth speaker. Ethan lost the final round to a student from Murphy Middle School in Texas.

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In policy debate, Eric Gao and Matthew Zhang were semifinalists (top 4) and Caleb Lee and Andrew Sinsioco were quarterfinalists (top 8). Benny Tong was tenth speaker.

Eric and Matthew lost their semifinal round to a team from the Harker School in San Jose which was the eventual champion.

In public forum debate, William Chang was thirteenth speaker and Sharon Liu finished in sixth place in extemporaneous speaking.

Aaron Lee receiving awards

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Benny Tong on Stage

Ethan and Aaron

Sharon Receiving awards (1)

Sharon Receiving awards (2)

Extemp tophies

Ethan Chang LD 2nd place
Ethan Chang LD 3rd speaker
Aaron Lee LD 10th speaker
Eric Gao CX w/ Matthew Semifinals (top 4)
Matthew Zhang CX w/ Eric Semifinals (top 4)
Caleb Lee CX w/ Andrew Quarterfinals (top 8)
Andrew Sinsioco CX w/ Caleb Quarterfinals (top 8)
Benny Tong CX 10th speaker
William Chang PF 13th speaker
Sharon Liu Extemp 6th place

Congratulations to all Kudos Warriors~!

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Posted by: kudos on May.24.2017 @ 11:32 am
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California Middle School State Championship: »

Three-hundred, seventy-four students from thirty-four schools attended the California Middle School State Championship this past weekend at Cal State Los Angeles.
A small contingent of Kudos students competed, and did very well.

In policy debate, the team of Eric Gao and Matthew Zhang were state champions. Caleb Lee and Andrew Sinsioco were runners-up, and Nikhil Navare and Benny Tong finished in third place.

In Lincoln-Douglas debate, Ethan Chang reached the semifinal round (top 4) and Aaron Lee finished with a winning record. Ethan finished his preliminary rounds with a perfect 5-0 record.

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In public forum debate, Emma Chen and Nanette Zhang reached the quarterfinal round (top 8) and Lydia Fraser and William Chang finished with a winning record. Emma and Nanette finished their preliminary rounds with a perfect 5-0 record.

In impromptu speaking, Sharon Liu finished sixth in the state.

Good job guys!
Cal State LA awards

Eric Gao Policy w/ Matthew Champions
Matthew Zhang Policy w/ Eric Champions
Caleb Lee Policy w/ Andrew 2nd Place
Andrew Sinsioco Policy w/ Caleb 2nd Place
Nikhil Navare Policy w/ Benny 3rd Place
Benny Tong Policy w/ Nikhil 3rd Place
Sharon Liu Impromptu 6th Place
Ethan Chang LD Semis – Top 4
Nanette Zhang PF w/ Emma Quarters – Top 8
Emma Chen PF w/ Nanette Quarters – Top 8

Posted by: kudos on May.14.2017 @ 12:02 pm
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4/22/2017 Claremont Wolfcub Middle School Speech and Debate Tournament »

Claremont Wolfcub Middle School Tournament:

Two-hundred, fifty-seven students from twenty-one schools attended the Claremont Wolfcub Middle School Tournament at Claremont High School.

In public forum debate, Abigail Fang and Grace Jin were quarterfinalists (top 8). Nathan Chu and Margaret Li and Clement Chen and York Tang were one of twenty teams recognized for having a 4-2 record or better. Samuel Tong received 7th speaker and Grace received 5th speaker.

Justin Hong won 13rd place in Congress

In Lincoln-Douglas (LD) debate, Aaron Zhang and Aaron Lee were quarterfinalists (top 8). Aaron Zhang was also named 3rd speaker and Ethan Chang was 10th speaker.

In congressional debate, Selina Ho and Justin Hong were finalists (top 15).

Selina Ho was placed in 12th place while Justin Hong was placed in 13rd place.
Selina Ho won 12th place in Congress with coach Mr. Ro

Claremong Debate award

Abigail Fang PF w/ Grace Quarters (top 8)
Grace Jin PF w/ Abigail Quarters (top 8)
Margaret Li PF w/ Nathan Honorable mention (top 20)
Nathan Chu PF w/ Margaret Honorable mention (top 20)
Clement Chen PF w/ York Honorable mention (top 20)
York Tang PF w/ Clement Honorable mention (top 20)
Samuel Tong PF 7th speaker
Grace Jin PF 5th speaker
Aaron Zhang LD Quarters (top 8)
Aaron Lee LD Quarters (top 8)
Aaron Zhang LD 3rd speaker
Ethan Chang LD 10th speaker
Selina Ho Congress Finals (top 15)
Justin Hong Congress Finals (top 15)

In Speech, Sharon Liu was 4th place in Impromptu.
Sharon Liu won 4th place in Imrpomptu, Selina Ho won Championship in Storytelling

Selina Ho was Champion in Storytelling.
Selina and coach Ms.K sharing the great news

Cassie Kao was also Champion in Prose and Poetry.
Christina and Cassie- Cassie won champion in Prose and Poetry

Congratulations speech team!!! What a glorious tournament ~~~

Posted by: kudos on Apr.24.2017 @ 1:52 pm
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Santa Clara University Philalethic Invitational »

Nine-hundred, sixty-eight students from seventy schools attended the Santa Clara University Philalethic Invitational during the last weekend in March.

Ten Kudos students were among them—most were middle school students competing in fields of nearly exclusively high school students.

Despite this, Kudos students managed to earn recognition. In varsity Lincoln-Douglas debate, Nikhil Navare reached the doubles round (top 32), and Braden Wong won Championship in congressional debate.

Nikhil Navare Varsity LD Doubles (top 32)
Braden Wong Congressional Debate Championship

Bradon Wong and Coach Mr. Wheeler - SCU 1st place in Congress

Santa Clara Sandra

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Santa Clara girls lunch

Santa Clara York and Ivan

Santa Clara dinner

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Santa Clara on the van

Posted by: kudos on Apr.14.2017 @ 10:21 am
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2017 March 10th, Primaria Scrimmage, hosted by Haddon Elementary school »

3月10號,所有小學進階班的學生一致參與了位於Haddon 小學所舉辦的小學演講辯論邀請賽, 共有60位選手同台競賽,而來自核桃市和爾灣校區的學生家長更是熱烈出席,不只全程陪伴每位學生,更一起體驗了這次比賽的激烈。

在即席辯論的部分,參賽者眾, 競爭十分激烈與漫長。但爾灣校區四年級的Zhian Xu, 憑著清晰邏輯與機智反應,比賽過程充分利用事實與數據,加上大方的態度,因此第一次比賽就奪冠,讓指導老師與家長均喜出望外。
同班同學Ava Ye與核桃校區的Franklin Zhu則並列第二。
Franklin Zhu於去年第一次比賽也是奪冠,這次繼續保持前三名的好成績,相當難得。

即席辯論排名如下:
第一名:Zhian Xu
第二名:Ava Ye 和 Franklin Zhu
第四名:Alisha Zhao
第六名:Vivian Lu
第八名:Victoria Fang
第九名:Sidney Tsai
Zhian Xu-1st Place in Spar

Ava Ye-2nd place in SPAR

Franklin Zhu

Alisha Zhao

Sidney Tsai

在即席演講這項目,每位學生在比賽前三分鐘才得知題目, 並得在有限的準備時間內迅速整理思緒,並立刻上台做演說,因此可謂是所有演講辯論的項目裡面難度最高的。
來自天普市的Katelyn Gan 人小志氣高, 雖才四年級,但完全不怯場,儀態大方, 說話振振有詞, 連續三回合都奪得評審青睞,最後抱走第一名獎盃。

即席演講排名如下:
第二名:Justin Chen
第三名:Bryan Gao
第四名:Kameron Pham
第五名:Ethan Wang
第六名:Nicole Wang
第七名:Lorraine Wu

Alisha Zhao+Katelyn Gan+Victoria Fang+Ava Ye+Vivian Lu

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Kameran Pham+ Bryan Gao

Kevin Zheng +Bryan Gao+ Katelyn Gan+ Victoria Fang+ Ava Ye

Kevin Zheng+Zhian Xu+Kenneth Pham

Zhian+Vivian Lu+Alisha Zhao+Victoria Fang+Ava Ye

讓我們一起祝賀所有入圍得獎的學生,更感謝每位家長對 Kudos 教學的肯定,相信這次比賽已提供孩子一次非常好的觀摩機會與學習經驗,讓我們鼓勵孩子繼續學習,繼續成長,朝未來的領袖之路邁進。

Posted by: kudos on Mar.19.2017 @ 1:56 pm
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SCJFL 3rd Quarter Debate Tournament at La Salle High School: »

One-hundred, thirty-six students from eleven schools attended the third quarter SCJFL debate tournament at La Salle High school.
Beautiful Trophies (4)

Beautiful Trophies (5)

In policy debate, Matthew Zhang and George Zhang and Caleb Lee and Eric Gao were tournament co-champions. Both had perfect 4-0 records. Eric was top speaker, with George receiving second speaker and Caleb third.
Policy Team

Eric Gao (2)

In public forum debate, Margaret Li and Nathan Chu were named one of five finalists by virtue of having a 4-1 record. Emma Chen and Nanette Zhang and Lydia Fraser and William Chang were among the ten teams to clear to round five.
Ethan and PF team member

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Nathan Chu and the parents (1)

Emma Chen

William received 4th speaker, Emma 8th speaker, and Lydia 10th.
William Chang

In Lincoln-Douglas (LD) debate, Aaron Zhang was named a finalist by virtue of having a 4-1 record. He was also 7th speaker.
Aaron Zhang 2nd place in LD

Caleb Lee CX w/ Eric 1st
Eric Gao CX w/ Caleb 1st
George Zhang CX w/ Matthew 1st
Matthew Zhang CX w/ George 1st
Eric Gao CX 1st speaker
George Zhang CX 2nd speaker
Caleb Lee CX 3rd speaker
Margaret Li PF w/ Nathan Finalist (top 6)
Nathan Chu PF w/ Margaret Finalist (top 6)
Emma Chen PF w/ Nanette Broke to r5 (top 10)
Nanette Zhang PF w/ Emma Broke to r5 (top 10)
Lydia Fraser PF w/ William Broke to r5 (top 10)
William Chang PF w/ Lydia Broke to r5 (top 10)
Lydia Fraser PF 10th speaker
Emma Chen PF 8th speaker
William Chang PF 4th speaker
Aaron Zhang LD Finalist (top 8)
Aaron Zhang LD 7th speaker

Beautiful Trophies (6)

Posted by: kudos on Mar.11.2017 @ 4:20 pm
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(中文) 第三次中學演講辯論聯盟演講比賽 »

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Posted by: kudos on @ 3:00 pm
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USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships: »

One-hundred, fifty-five students from forty-five schools and five states attended the USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships at USC this past weekend.

Thirteen Kudos students were among them—most were middle school students competing in fields of nearly exclusively high school students.

Despite this, Kudos students managed to earn recognition.

In junior varsity Lincoln-Douglas debate, Ethan Chang reached the semifinal round (top 4), and Raymond Mo reached the partial quarterfinal round (top 5). Five other Kudos students finished with three wins or more.

In varsity policy debate, Caleb Lee was ninth place speaker and Eric Gao was tenth place speaker, in a very competitive field.

Ethan Chang Junior Varsity LD Semifinalist (top 4)
Raymond Mo Junior Varsity LD Partial quarters (top 5)
Caleb Lee Varsity CX 9th Speaker
Eric Gao Varsity CX 10th Speaker

Posted by: kudos on @ 1:11 pm
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Jannelle Liu won three awards during the first three months of the academic year ~ !!! »

Just after one year’s training in a speech and debate overview course in Kudos Communication Pro class, Jannelle Liu decided to follow her passion in Speech, joined Kudos Speech Team, and went full force into competition in September of 2016.

As a ninth-grader she is now also a member of her high school Speech Club where she got opportunities to hone her skills, too. Before the holiday season came along, she had already won three awards: Second Place in Novice Expository at Cypress College Invitational, Third Place in Novice Informative at Cal State Fullerton fall tournament, and a Finalist trophy from 2016 Bargain Belt in Expository Speaking.

Great showing, Jannelle, keep it up! (Jannelle posed with her proud Kudos teacher, Ms. Green.)

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Jannelle with trophies-2-final

Posted by: kudos on Feb.06.2017 @ 2:41 pm
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12/10/16 – Middle School PF Debaters Reach Semifinals in Competition with High School Students in Cypress College Debate Tournament »

220 debaters from thirty schools competed on December 10th at the 2016 Cypress College High School Invitational Tournament.

Twenty-seven Kudos students were among them. Coaches Mr.Perez and Mr. R were present to support our students.

Cypress

In novice Lincoln-Douglas (LD) debate, ninth grader Jiwon Chae reached the semifinal round (top 4), and seventh grader Ethan Chang reached the quarterfinal round (top 8). Ethan was also fourth speaker. In novice Public Forum (PF) debate, the sixth grade team of Margaret Li and Nathan Chu and the eighth grade team of Emma Chen and Nanette Zhang both reached the quarterfinal round (top 8). Nanette was also sixth speaker. Also receiving speaker awards from Kudos were Elise Kwon and Ivan Lin.

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This was a very impressive showing for Kudos considering they were competing against high school students.

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Congratulations to all Kudos students!

Ethan Chang Novice LD Quarters – Top 8
Ethan Chang Novice LD 4th Speaker
Jiwon Chae Novice LD Semis – Top 4
Margaret Li Novice PF (with Nathan) Quarters – Top 8
Nathan Chu Novice PF (with Margaret) Quarters – Top 8
Elise Kwon Novice PF 9th Speaker
Ivan Lin Novice PF 10th Speaker
Nanette Zhang Novice PF (with Emma) Quarters – Top 8
Emma Chen Novice PF (with Nanette) Quarters – Top 8
Nanette Zhang Novice PF 6th Speaker

Posted by: kudos on Dec.23.2016 @ 10:49 am
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