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Otago Southland Regional Debating Competition

Otago Southland Regional Debating Competition

JHC entered three teams, Yr 11,12 and 13 and they had six rounds of limited preparation debates with speech times of eight minutes. JHC 1 then came in as the third semifinalist and won against Columba 2 and then came up against Columba 1 in the finals. Two of the girls in the Columba 1 team were already in the Otago development squad and we had already come up against them twice in the draw superb debaters. The debate was very entertaining, of a tremendous standard but we lost to a better team. The team consisted of Samaria Anaru-Hill, Liam Barnes and Donald McIntosh. Donald got a ‘highly commended’ certificate and Liam is a travelling reserve to the Otago team which will compete in the National Debating competition later in the year.

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10 March 2020