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Do you have strong opinions? Are you a confident and passionate speaker? Can you work well in a team? We want you for debating! ​
​It has been yet another successful year for Marymount College Debating with some stellar achievements across all teams. 


Marymount Intermediate Team Wins the Grand Final 


Congratulations go to our Intermediate Debating team, who won the Grand Final in the prestigious Gold Coast Debating Competition. With 40 teams competing in this division from across the Gold Coast area, this is a significant achievement. Representing Marymount College were Year 9 students Sarah Edwards, Prince Christoff Sidiangco, Allegra Short, Helena Francis, and Ryan Napoli. Up against Queensland Health Science Academy, our students outclassed the opposition with their clarity in method, precise subject matter, logical reasoning, and advanced public speaking skills. Special congratulations go to our second speaker, Prince Christoff Sidiangco, who was awarded the prestigious Speaker of the Debate. This team had to progress through a total of eight debates to achieve this win, so we applaud their dedication, courage, and skills in rhetoric. Many thanks to coach Jennifer Gorman for guiding the team to success.  


Marymount Wins the Most Successful School Debating Award 


Marymount College also won Most Successful Debating School award due to the amount of debate wins our students achieved in the competition. Congratulations are extended to each of our debating students for receiving this outstanding achievement, including Angus Puntoriero, Lucy Matus, Natalia Trujillo-Villalta, Biko Lo Tam, Ruby Gallagher, Elise Nguyen, Grace Shefford, Jade Twohy, and Ella-Rose HutchinsonThese students have built strong friendships and now have a remarkably refined public speaking skillset to draw upon in future. We extend our gratitude to their debating coaches Jack Mitchell and Peter McVeigh for volunteering their time.