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1st Plce - 2018 Depauw Summer High School Ethics Bowl National Invitational

Congrats to our student Beau and his teammates from Polytechnic High School

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2018 Orator's Cup Speech and debate tournament

2018 Orator's Cup Speech and debate tournament

Tournament of Champions Hosted by university of KENTUCKY    Congratulations to all of our students winning and participating at national tournament

Tournament of Champions Hosted by university of KENTUCKY  

Congratulations to all of our students winning and participating at national tournament

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(Feb. 2018) 2018 Stanford national invitational  Congratulations to Stephenie! In her first national tournament performing a POI she won 4th place!  Stephanie - a middle school student competed in the hardest interpretive (acting) event, against the top high school seniors in the US, at one of the most prestigious events in the world.Thank you coaches for your great work. Thank you Stephanie for being willing to take a chance on something new!

(Feb. 2018) 2018 Stanford national invitational

Congratulations to Stephenie! In her first national tournament performing a POI she won 4th place!

Stephanie - a middle school student competed in the hardest interpretive (acting) event, against the top high school seniors in the US, at one of the most prestigious events in the world.Thank you coaches for your great work. Thank you Stephanie for being willing to take a chance on something new!

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(Jan. 2018 @ Harvard Westlake Tournament)

We took 3 girls Lauren P., Alison L., and Stephanie H., to their first debate tournament. But this wasn’t just any local competition. Several of the schools are ranked in the top 10 in the US or World. And the judges were the best in the world.

At Harvard Westlake, one of the top debate competitions in the US, our shy kids took 9th and 10th place speaker awards and 5th place overall. We only lost one round, to Polytechnic, the 5 best K-12 school in the US. And of course, we train Poly students too.

congratulations to our student Brandon Pae at Pacific Academy who competed at the the Ronald Reagan Presidential foundation Great Communicator Debate series. In his first attempt at a new style of Debate, he competed at a national level tournament, was a finalist, and qualified for a $3000 scholarship and a study in Washington DC program!  

congratulations to our student Brandon Pae at Pacific Academy who competed at the the Ronald Reagan Presidential foundation Great Communicator Debate series. In his first attempt at a new style of Debate, he competed at a national level tournament, was a finalist, and qualified for a $3000 scholarship and a study in Washington DC program!
 

Tournament of Champions Hosted by university of KENTUCKY  

Tournament of Champions Hosted by university of KENTUCKY  

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(Feb. 2018)   Top Speakers once again!  Congratulations to our teams from Polytechnic and Northwood high schools! At their first time competing at the regional championships of the High School Ethics Bowl at Chapman University, they were top teams at the event.  Polytechnic was undefeated in their preliminary rounds.  They won 1st place for best commentary  (top speakers) and 3rd place overall. Northwood had a nearly perfect record, losing only one preliminary round.   This is a truly amazing result because our teams were younger than every other team. Most teams were in the 12th grade. Our Polytechnic team is a team of sophomores. And our Northwood team was the only freshman team at the Ethics Bowl. They were also the smallest team, with only three students. Most other teams were 7 people.  We love to encourage our students to challenge themselves. The Ethics Bowl requires students to be able to think deeply about moral problems and to work together to find a solution. The judges are Philosophy professors at Universities. So, every student has to take care to be precise and to explain themselves at a college level of analysis.

(Feb. 2018)  Top Speakers once again! Congratulations to our teams from Polytechnic and Northwood high schools! At their first time competing at the regional championships of the High School Ethics Bowl at Chapman University, they were top teams at the event.

Polytechnic was undefeated in their preliminary rounds. They won 1st place for best commentary (top speakers) and 3rd place overall. Northwood had a nearly perfect record, losing only one preliminary round. 

This is a truly amazing result because our teams were younger than every other team. Most teams were in the 12th grade. Our Polytechnic team is a team of sophomores. And our Northwood team was the only freshman team at the Ethics Bowl. They were also the smallest team, with only three students. Most other teams were 7 people.

We love to encourage our students to challenge themselves. The Ethics Bowl requires students to be able to think deeply about moral problems and to work together to find a solution. The judges are Philosophy professors at Universities. So, every student has to take care to be precise and to explain themselves at a college level of analysis.

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Chapman Ethics Bowl
We have  A very comprehensive communication education system. At every tournament our students have won in limited preparation events, acting, researched based speeches, and debate.  More than 90% of our first year students win awards. And we are happy to announce that our ESL students won in both the ESL category and against native English speakers.

We have  A very comprehensive communication education system. At every tournament our students have won in limited preparation events, acting, researched based speeches, and debate.

More than 90% of our first year students win awards. And we are happy to announce that our ESL students won in both the ESL category and against native English speakers.

Congratulations to everyone who competed in the May 13th National Communication Arts Championship!  We had an incredibly successful tournament. We won more than 80 medals, which is more than the next 4 teams combined! We won at every age level - elementary, middle, and high school. We won in every type of event - writing, film, limited preparation, memorized speech, interp (acting), and debate! No other team accomplished this. We are only team to train students to be well rounded and excellent across all speech events. Not only did we win with our experienced competitors, our first time and ESL students also won!

Congratulations to everyone who competed in the May 13th National Communication Arts Championship!

We had an incredibly successful tournament. We won more than 80 medals, which is more than the next 4 teams combined! We won at every age level - elementary, middle, and high school. We won in every type of event - writing, film, limited preparation, memorized speech, interp (acting), and debate! No other team accomplished this. We are only team to train students to be well rounded and excellent across all speech events. Not only did we win with our experienced competitors, our first time and ESL students also won!

 Our students took 1st place overall in middle school and 3rd overall in elementary. We had students win in every category of speech: limited preparation, platform, interpretation of literature (acting), and debate. So proud of all of you!

 Our students took 1st place overall in middle school and 3rd overall in elementary. We had students win in every category of speech: limited preparation, platform, interpretation of literature (acting), and debate. So proud of all of you!

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  • Our students are great story tellers and debaters
  • Students competing and winning Original Narrative award judged by New York Times best selling author Adriana Mather
Congratulations students for your amazing performance at NCACF!

Congratulations students for your amazing performance at NCACF!

ModernBrain 

ModernBrain 

 
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Bringing new students to their very first debate tournament

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Recognition from US Congress

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In the news

Taught speech and debate to famous Chinese movie star Wei MinZhi from the award-winning director Zhang Yimou's movie Not One Less.

 

Students winning in SPAR and Congress

Students winning in SPAR and Congress

Our students are being interviewed by Cal State Fullerton news journalist at tournament

Our students are being interviewed by Cal State Fullerton news journalist at tournament

We are the winning team!

Friendship!

Friendship!

 
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Receiving an award from the Irvine Concil

Winning 2nd Place in Elementary Congress

Winning 2nd Place in Elementary Congress

Students loves the coach | Having fun at tournament

Students loves the coach | Having fun at tournament

The founder of ModernBrain actively works with tournaments to design new event to improve the speech and debate community. Giving speech at tournament about the new event and giving award.   

The founder of ModernBrain actively works with tournaments to design new event to improve the speech and debate community. Giving speech at tournament about the new event and giving award.