Otago/Southland 2016 Regionals

Otago/Southland 2016 Regionals

The Otago-Southland Russell McVeagh Regional Championships were held at the University of Otago on 11 / 12 March. 

25 teams debated in five preliminary rounds with Otago Girls High School and Columba College reaching the Grand Final where they debated the motion “this house would aggressively raise the age of superannuation.” Congratulations to Columba College who were crowned Champions for Otago Southland in 2017. 

We were delighted to have Hon Michael Woodhouse speak to attendees and present prizes at the Grand Final of the tournament.  

Congratulations to the following students who received awards at the tournament: 

Highly Commended Speakers 

Rebecca MacDonell (Columba College)
Tom Acklin (Bayfield High School)
Anna Dawes (Otago Girls High School)
Oscar McGuire (Logan Park High School)
Lydia Christensen (Columba College) 

Reserves to the Otago Southland Regional Team 

Bridget Scott (Columba College)
Ben Clayton (Logan Park High School)

Members of the Otago Southland Regional Team 

Sabrina Swerdloff (Otago Girls High School)
Lydia Joseph (Columba College)
Patrick Hantler (John MacGlashan High School) 

Best style:  

Patrick Hantler (John MacGlashan High School) 

Most Promising Speaker:  

Bridget Scott (Columba College) 

Best speaker: 

Lydia Joseph (Columba Colege)