Rapid-Fire Rhetoric Marks Debating Grand Final
Christ Church’s senior debating team went head-to-head with Hale School in the 2007 debating grand final, going down by the narrowest of margins in what was described by one adjudicator as “the finest contest in many years”.
Stefan Tomasich top-scored the reply
speech, while Andrew Tulloch’s conclusion was described by adjudicator
Varun Ghosh (former national debating team captain and CCGS old boy
1998-02) as “the best 45 seconds of rhetoric” he had witnessed. The
topic for the debate, held at the State Library, was the pros and cons
of the Federal Government’s intervention in Northern Territory
The other member of the team was
Vikram Kumar. Alex Crostella and Tommaso D’Orsogna, members of the
Senior 1 debating team who formed part of the quarter final team, were
instrumental in getting the team to the grand final.
in charge of debating, Marguerite Crawford, commended the team’s
talents. The boys, as members of the Debating Committee and welcoming
hosts to other schools, had led the CCGS debating fraternity with
tremendous commitment, providing especially fine role models to
Other CCGS debaters enjoyed success
during the 2007 season. Two Year 8 teams and three junior teams were
division winners, with one Year 8 team making it to the quarter
finals.. They were among just eight of 200 competing metropolitan
schools to reach the quarter finals.