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Junior Debate Tournament

On November 8, 2022, sixteen of SJR’s students participated in the Junior Debate Tournament, hosted by St. Paul’s High School.

The debate ran under a parliamentary format, with two prepared rounds where students debated whether the City of Winnipeg must invest more towards alleviating its housing crisis.

SJR is more than pleased to announce that one of our students, Kate (Grade 8) won as the tournament’s first place speaker overall, while Sohrab (Grade 8) placed third overall.

Other notable recognitions brought home by SJR students include debating teams, where SJR students received medals representing the top three places. Here are the team results:
First Place Team: Kate (Grade 8) and Jiya (Grade 7)
Second Place Team (tie): Sarathy (Grade 8) and Marek (Grade 8)
Second Place Team (tie): Ayaan (Grade 8) and Sohrab (Grade 8)
Third Place Team: Stanley (Grade 8) and Rhys (Grade 9)
Congratulations to all the students who participated in this event!

Group photo (left to right):
Back row: Karina, Piyush, Caden, Emily, Ziya, Jiya, Stanley and Daniel
Front row: Kate, Marek, Sarathy, Koen, Oliver, Ayaan and Rhys
Missing: Sohrab
St. John’s-Ravenscourt School was founded in 1820 principally to serve the children of the Selkirk settlers. By 1834 there were forty students, evenly split between boys and girls. SJR has inevitably grown and changed over the years since, though its success throughout has been unimpeachable. We have graduated 18 Rhodes scholars, for example, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II granted patronage and established a scholarship in her name in 1981. Today the programs are as strong as our reputation. A strong academic program is paired with an equally strong attention to the values of stewardship, ethical leadership, and excellence in all areas of academic, social and athletic life.