2017 Debating and Public Speaking Society
During the third reporting period, students in the Debating club engaged with the mechanics and art of public speaking. The group participated in impromptu debating, moderated and judged debates and attended external debating and public speaking competitions. This term has been one of the most successful for the club! Students were happy to celebrate the success of Senior Two student Nikhil Gowd who placed fourth overall at the World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championship in Sydney, Australia and Upper One student Sawsan Haider who represented Ontario at the Junior National Public Speaking tournament in Vancouver in May. This year’s coaches were faculty members Janet Kurusanather, Glenda Stoneman, Tom Karcz, Nicola St George and extra coaching assistance was provided by Irena Snefjella.