Thursday, the 9th of august saw the last debate for the Coburg Region before the finals, thus completing the 5 debate competition that was held over the last few months. The results for our school were mixed:
Our Grade A team was unsuccessful, losing narrowly by one point.
The Grade B team was forced to forfeit due to the illness of one of its members.
Our Grade C team (Year 10), on the other hand, won by two points, with Eleni Lykopandis awarded Best Speaker by the adjudicators.
The school had two teams at Grade D level and one of the teams – Strathmore 1 – was successful, winning by two points, thus making their way into the finals. Aleksandra Lyche was awarded Best Speaker. The other Grade D team – Strathmore 2 – unfortunately lost by 1 point and thus narrowly missed participating in the finals.
Playoff – Final
This debate will be held during this week at Lowther Hall, Essendon on Wednesday the 15th of August at 8 pm.
The topic is: That we should opt out of the Health Card, with Strathmore 1 on the affirmative side. The opponents for Strathmore 1 will be a team from St. Columbas.
Our team will consist of the following students : Aleksandra Lyche, Ben Grey, and Gabriel Hernandez.
We wish our team of Grade D debaters the very best of luck.
Mr. C. Bassios.