Clarendon debaters head to Australia for world championships

GIFTED GABBERS: Clarendon debate team members, from left, Nicollete Tumbare, Zenande Mquqo, Zotando Mkize and Kaitlyn Hayward. Picture: SUPPLIED

The end of September saw debaters from Clarendon High School for Girls excel at the National Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships (NIDPSC), with two debaters landing spots to compete in the international debating competition to be held in Australia in 2024.

The Clarendon team made up of Zotando Mkize, Kaitlyn Hayward, Nicollete Tumbare and Zenande Mquqo travelled to St Mary’s Kloof.

The categories that they participated in were interpretive reading, persuasive/after dinner speaking, impromptu speaking and debating.

Mquqo made the final rounds for interpretive reading, improptu speaking and persuasive speaking.

Tumbare made the final rounds for interpretive reading and impromptu speaking.

The overall results for NIDPSC 2023 are as follows:

Tumbare won the interpretive reading category.

Mquqo ranked fourth overall. Hayward was ranked 12th and Tumbare came 18th.

Congratulations to Mquqo and Hayward, who have been selected for the SA delegation to participate in the World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Competition early next year in Canberra, Australia. Tumbare is a reserve.



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