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IEGS Debate Society

By Megan Rocher

On November 18-20 the IEGS Debate Society took part in the Swedish Schools Debating Championship held at Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket. Twenty teams from seven schools participated in what was an intense and challenging weekend. Many students who were new to IEGS Debate Society this year were able to see the results of their hard work and persistence.

Our team of Emilie Turgeon, Adnane Ben Sennah, Mimi Wilkinson, and Matilda Bergström won the Novice Team championship, and they also placed fourth in the finals for the debate championship overall. Giulia Armiero won Best Novice Speaker, placing third overall in the tournament. Three IEGS students qualified to try out for the national debate team: Emilie Turgeon, Giulia Armiero, and Leon Saluena Martinez.

All of the students who attended showed exceptional teamwork, providing support for and encouragement of one another. Many of the novice students said that they went into the weekend nervous and slightly unsure, and by the end they were proud of their choice to try something new and see themselves rise to the occasion. It is a reminder to us all to try new things, push our boundaries, and never let fear of failure prevent us from new experiences and growth.

The IEGS Debate Society has several more competitions they are looking forward to in the future, and we, in turn, look forward to seeing them continue to pursue excellence in debating. 

/ Ms Berry


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