Elwood College 2 Team L – R: Alexandra Thomas (first speaker), Lily Lau and Nicole Huynh
For the final debate of the 2018 Debating Season, our two teams from Elwood College held their argumentative positions with great dignity. The topic was the most challenging of the season: that mandatory minimum sentences should be imposed on violent crimes.
Our year 9 team, consisting of Amy Richardson (Captain), Paris Malthouse and Deidre Gaylard, fought hard against a determined foe and finished fourth on the ladder for the season out of 20 schools in the Caulfield Region.
The team from year 8, pictured above, came out the blocks with vim and vigour decimating the year 9 opposition in their particular debate. They finished sixth overall which goes to show the significant depth of our debating pool. Other debaters of note were Oscar Wynen and Ruth Quinn who took a turn along with Zeta Hamilton-Durkin and Drew Gibson from earlier in the season. The success of our debating teams is indicative of the strength of our researchers: Timna Shushan, Cassie Ward and the dynamic duo of Leonardo Di Castro and James Hall who attended every meeting during the season. We look forward to increasing our profile in this prestigious activity in 2019 with teams in both C grade as year 10 students and D grade as year 9 students. Make sure to register your interest as the competition will be fierce.
Susan McDonald in conjunction with Alexandra Thomas
Debating Co-Ordinator Year 8, Best speaker as a first timer