This event had schools from all over the Central Coast participate in a one-day competition to see who would take home the annual trophy. The boys partook in three debates on the day, two prepared and one impromptu, and all spoke with confidence. After an early win in the first round the boys needed to secure a second win to progress to the finals. Unfortunately, they lost this debate to St Joseph’s College who went on to win the competition. In their final debate, they gained momentum and challenged themselves to speak with minimal assistance from notes and did a wonderful job. Congratulations to Harry Evans, Beau Louie, Ben Weisbaum, and Lorenzo Arango on representing the College – you should all be very proud of your efforts!
A special mention to Jayden Redfern from Year 12 who adjudicated the debates on the day. Jayden took the lead in his adjudicating role and offered great insight and feedback to all speakers. It was fantastic to have such an experienced mentor helping junior students improve their debating and speaking skills.