Last weekend Ally Basa, Emily Ma, Siena Seeto and Juliet Spence debated in the Auckland Regionals Debating Tournament. Competition was fierce with the best debaters in the region battling for the chance to represent Auckland in the national competition. The team had 30 minutes to prepare for each debate and then had to present their argument in speeches of 8 minutes long which was hard! Nevertheless, they managed to present convincing arguments in each debate, either winning the debate or losing by a close margin. I was very proud of how the whole team rose to the challenge and I look forward to seeing them battle in the Advanced Open Debating Competition. That competition starts later this term and is being hosted by Carmel College.
Fiona Sahinkaya, TIC Debating