It was an incredible journey for the Southeast US Atlanta Team. Our team members have various Chinese proficiency levels. Truly, one’s language proficiency (or lack of) affects the ability to listen, comprehend, organize, and express various parts of the debate. Shawn Yen, our excellent and most devoted coach, was able to utilize the best qualities of each debater and put each in the best line-up position. The team went through so much in the last few months and we are ecstatic over their accomplishment (one win, one tie, one loss). In addition, my DD#1 was voted as the Best Debater for our second debate and our second chair debater was voted as the Best Debater for the first debate. Go Team USA!