Sophomore Madison Kwan and junior Evangelos Kounalakis, along with their Mandarin teacher Hong Yao, were invited to participate in the 2019 China Chengdu-U.S. Sister Cities Youth Debate Challenge, taking place November 18–25, 2019. There were 24 American students participating from 12 cities. Teams traveled from San Francisco, Phoenix, Honolulu, Louisville, Los Angeles, Nashville, Atlanta, Houston, New York, Orlando and Pittsburgh. Convent & Stuart Hall won the Champion Pool Award along with two other American students and four Chinese students. The first place award went to the debaters from Phoenix.