On Wednesday the 2nd of August, the Year 11 debate team pitted their wits and their arguing skills against Euroa Secondary College, in the Ian Murphy Rotary debate, hosted by the Strathmore Rotary Club. The students debated the proposal that “University education is essential for success”, with the Strathmore team arguing the affirmative. It was a robust and engaging debate, and the Strathmore team presented several strong arguments and rebuttals, however, the talented Euroa team won the day.
In other debating news, the Year 10 debate team is through to the finals of the Debaters Association of Victoria competition. They will be competing in Playoff One at Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar College, against Geelong College, on Wednesday the 16th of August. The Strathmore team will be arguing that “Schools should be allowed to drug test students”. So stay tuned for the results!
Year 11 team: 1st Speaker – Emily Wren, 2nd Speaker – Hayden Knox, 3rd Speaker – Johnathan Dalama
Year 10 team: 1st Speaker – Keith Dissanayake, 2nd Speaker – Oshan Wijeratne, 3rd Speaker – Oscar Reid