Debating at the Merrifield Tournament - St Andrew's College

Debating at the Merrifield Tournament

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Debating at the Merrifield Tournament

The St Andrew’s College Junior debating team, Ayola Mathebula, Noah Stowe and Qhamani Nomtshongwana had a very successful debut at the Merrifield debating tournament. They came home with three wins out of three, an excellent achievement as these were the first competitive debates of their College careers, proving that doing new things can lead to success. Noah Stowe also received a ‘best speaker’ award, with Qhamani Nomtshongwana coming close to receiving one, and Ayola Mathebula being mentioned as being excellent in his rebuttals.
The senior debating team participated in two days of competition as part of the Rhini Debating League at Kingswood, coming away with four wins from six debates and narrowly missing out on a spot in the semi-finals. The team comprised two experienced debaters in Anga Mayatula and Alex Hutton and two novices in Aluta Ndebele and Ndalo Tetyana making their debut.
Their achievements and camaraderie are indeed things to be celebrated.
– Mr Tim Barnard