The Hawke’s Bay Impromptu Cup was hosted at Karamu High School over the weekend of 26/27 August. It was largely development-focused and saw teams of Year 10s,11s and 12s compete over 5 in-rounds before a semi and final. Teams of two competed against each other with only a few minutes passing between learning the motion and having to start the debate!
Winner: Hastings Girls’ High School (Rytasha Sekhon, Isha Kaur)
Runners Up: Karamu High School (Amber Flashoff, Jessica Shoemark)
Highly Commended Speaker Awards: Rosa Turley (Woodford House), Oscar Treadwell (Havelock North High School), Rytasha Sekhon (Hastings Girls’ High School), Tawhiwi Watson (Napier Boys’ High School)
Best Speaker: William Thomas (Napier Boys’ High School)