On 20 and 21 January, the ACS (International) Debate Society held its third iteration of the Singapore International Schools Debating Championships. This year, we played host to 68 number of teams from 29 institutions, our highest number of participants yet.
Spanning two days, the competition saw grueling debates between the likes of Raffles Institution and Hwa Chong Institution, culminating in Anglo-Singapore International School being crowned Champions in the International Category and Nanyang Girls’ High in the Open Category.
The success of this event was only possible in no small part due to the school management for allowing us to host the competition on its premises, as well as our wonderful teachersin-charge, Miss Byrne and Miss Zantos, our debate Coach Vihasini Gopakumar, and our alumni, including Daniel Lo, Dhruv Uppal and Naveen Venkatanarayanan.
Also, another big thank you goes out to all the student volunteers on the ground who acted as ushers, runners, etc. Their names are listed above, including our star volunteers who gave up both their weekend days to help. Finally, we would like to commend the Debate Society EXCO for working hard to bring this project into fruition, Anjana, Sunny and Anahita. Kudos to all involved!
We hope to build on this year and take SISDL to greater heights next year. Truly, the best is yet to be!