清华附中国际部成功举办第三届NHSDLC辩论赛!

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清华附中国际部成功举办第三届NHSDLC辩论赛!

11月9日至10日,清华附中国际部成功举办第三届中国高中生美式辩论联赛北京地区的比赛。此次比赛共汇聚了来自世界各地36所学校的240位辩手参加。

The 3rd annual THIS-NHSDLC debate tournament was held on November 9th and 10th, welcoming more than 240 students from 36 different schools.

清华附中国际部成功举办第三届NHSDLC辩论赛!

作为主办方,国际部辩论社很高兴在参赛选手中看到许多熟悉的面孔。此外,还有一些人格外的引人注目,他们是来自美国威尔林中学的学生,作为国际部的交换生参加他们的第一场亚洲辩论比赛。

As the hosting school, THIS saw many familiar faces from past years, but there was a group that seemed to stand out. These students were from the Waring School in the US, and were part of an exchange program with our Speech and Debate Club. It was their first time competing in a tournament in Asia.

清华附中国际部成功举办第三届NHSDLC辩论赛!
清华附中国际部成功举办第三届NHSDLC辩论赛!

“这是我经历过最美好的旅途。清华附中国际部这个大家庭对我非常友好。”

“This is by far the best trip I have ever been on. The entire THIS community has been extremely kind and welcoming to me.”

-Thomas Davis, Waring School

清华附中国际部成功举办第三届NHSDLC辩论赛!

本次比赛在清华附中国际部民乐团带来的表演中拉开了序幕。今年,辩论社践行碳中和计划,与比赛相关的食物,交通,辩论的笔记,甚至是裁判的评分表都被计算成碳消耗。比赛的收入将会捐给相关组织,让此次比赛实现“零污染”。此外,为了减少比赛的碳污染,辩论社还把辩论场地的纸质标识替换成电子标识、提供了可回收纸箱,方便辩手们回收草稿纸及废纸。衷心感谢众多辩手,家委会,及 Community Service Club 的支持,让我们在保护环境的终极目标中前进了一小步。

The tournament kicked off with a breathtaking performance from the Chinese band! This year, all tournament-related carbon emissions, from food and transportation to flow paper and ballots, were accounted for with payments to environmental organizations. There were no longer paper room signs, and boxes from the recycling club were scattered around the school to collect any paper produced during the debates. Thanks to the many debaters who decided to pay an additional 50 RMB, parent council, and our Community Service Club, we were able to pay off a total of 16800 RMB to offset the carbon released from the tournament.

“这次经历十分有教育意义,我从这次辩论赛中学到了如何保护环境,减少碳排放。”

“It was a great lesson for everyone out there…gaining experiences, learning about how to be carbon-neutral and protecting our environment all at once in a single debate tournament. Truly life changing.”

-Chelsea Wang, Community Service Club

希望大家都可以加入到我们的行动中来,一起对抗全球变暖,保护环境!(扫描下方二维码计算自己的碳排放量)

We hope everyone can join our campaign to take action in combating the effects of climate change instead of only talking about it in debate tournaments. (Scan the QR Code below to calculate your carbon footprint!)

清华附中国际部成功举办第三届NHSDLC辩论赛!

随着第一天的比赛进入尾声,大家所期盼的晋级名单即将公布。为了缓解辩手紧绷的神经,国际部阿卡贝拉社团、音乐社团和舞蹈社团接连带来了精彩的演出。晋级名单也在Studio 35的首席摄影师以及才华横溢的国际部辩手的即兴表演中顺利公布。

As the first day drew to a close, the moment everyone had been waiting for arrived – break announcements. To relieve debaters of the stress of a full day of competition, we began with performances from our A Capella club, the THIS music community and another wonderful dance from MGnet. The show also featured improvisations from our head photographer from Studio 35 and talented debaters, successfully transitioning everyone from the excitement of the performances to the bittersweet moment of break announcements.

清华附中国际部成功举办第三届NHSDLC辩论赛!
清华附中国际部成功举办第三届NHSDLC辩论赛!
清华附中国际部成功举办第三届NHSDLC辩论赛!

共计22支队伍晋级了公开组,传统组,及初中组的淘汰赛。威尔林中学的辩手表现出色,6支队伍中有5支进入了公开组淘汰赛。

The first day was fruitful day, with a total of 22 teams advancing into the Open Elimination rounds, the Traditional Division Elimination rounds, and the Middle School Elimination rounds. Our Waring school buddies also performed outstandingly, having five out of six teams break into Open Division.

清华附中国际部成功举办第三届NHSDLC辩论赛!
清华附中国际部成功举办第三届NHSDLC辩论赛!

颁奖典礼上,国际部的多名辩手获得了优秀辩手的证书,清华附中国际部也荣获最佳成就学校的称号。经过激烈的比赛,国际部的辩手成功将公开组的冠亚军传统组亚军初中组亚军收入囊中。

On breakout day, we were awarded a multitude of speaker awards and took home the certificate for the highest achieving school. Through fierce battles with the Waring students and debaters from other schools, we secured the champions for the open division along with two second places in the middle school and traditional division.

清华附中国际部成功举办第三届NHSDLC辩论赛!
清华附中国际部成功举办第三届NHSDLC辩论赛!
清华附中国际部成功举办第三届NHSDLC辩论赛!
清华附中国际部成功举办第三届NHSDLC辩论赛!
清华附中国际部成功举办第三届NHSDLC辩论赛!
清华附中国际部成功举办第三届NHSDLC辩论赛!

特别鸣谢

Special Thanks to

本次比赛的成功举办离不开清华附中国际部大家庭的帮助。在此,我们感谢Mr. Spatzierath, Mr. Brocard, Mr. Chatzimanolis, Ms. Sarr, Mr. Weil, 和 Grace Chen(初中辩论教练),他们放弃了宝贵的周末。我们由衷地感谢他们的付出!

This tournament was made possible because of the continuing support of the THIS family. A special thanks to Mr. Spatzierath, Mr. Brocard, Mr. Chatzimanolis, Ms. Sarr, Mr. Weil, and Grace Chen (Middle School Debate Coach) for giving up their weekends to judge at our tournament! It was no simple task sitting through a full day of debates, and your dedication is greatly appreciated.

感谢Ms. Klimasara在活动策划中给予我们的支持。感谢NHSDLC选择与我们再度合作。也感谢烘培俱乐部,学生会,Scinex,以及艺术社团。

Thank you to Ms. Klimasara for supporting us during the planning of the event. Thank you to those from NHSDLC for working with us once again. Thank you to Baking Club, Student Council, Scinex, ArtShop and the THIS Art community for joining us in this school-wide event.

感谢Studio 35,带来了丰富多彩的照片。(如需更多,请点击以下链接)。

Thank you to Studio 35 for taking the wonderful pictures included in this post. (For more pictures, please click the link below)

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感谢Tim Averill先生带领威尔林中学的辩论队参加本次比赛。清华附中国际部辩论社的成长以及此次交换项目的顺利进行离不开Tim先生的帮助。很荣幸能邀请他主持周末的四场辩论以及两场决赛。

Thank you to Mr.Tim Averill, who led the Waring School debate team to join this humble adventure. Tim has been so kind to offer support to the THIS debate program long before he visited and opened up the possibility of a debate exchange. It was an honor to have him judge four debate rounds throughout the weekend, including two finals.

最后,感谢Mr. Cusack和辩论赛学生组织团队(Celine Lee, Randy Gu, Ben Yang, Rubin Wong, Jessica Zhan, James Wang, Kevin Hou, Tianyi Wang, Oscar Tsui, Tina Cui)。他们组织了整个活动,让本次比赛成为辩手们心中难忘的一段回忆!

Finally, a huge thank you goes to Mr. Cusack and the debate executive team (Celine Lee, Randy Gu, Ben Yang, Rubin Wong, Jessica Zhan, James Wang, Kevin Hou, Tianyi Wang, Oscar Tsui, Tina Cui) for organizing the event and ensuring the tournament ran smoothly!

清华附中国际部成功举办第三届NHSDLC辩论赛!

各位辩手,

我们明年见!

See you next year!

作者 Writing | Tianyi Wang, Kevin Hou

图片 Pictures | Studio35

编辑Editing | Hanyin Song, Jessica Zhan, Ben Yang, Celine Lee

审核 Auditing |James Cusack, Toni Dong, Lan Yi, Wenping Li

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