Otago / Southland

Otago / Southland 2017-11-14T22:38:49+00:00

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) 

 

Previous Winners
Previous winners of the Otago / Southland Regional Schools’ Debating Championships can be found here.

Previous Best Speakers
Previous winners of the Rachel Carrell Cup at Otago Regionals can be found here.

Previous Most Promising Speakers
Previous winners of the Cup for the Most Promising Speaker at Otago Regionals can be found here.

Previous Teams
Previous members of Otago / Southland Regional Schools’ Debating Teams can be found here.

2015 Championships
For a report on the 2015 Russell McVeagh Otago / Southland Regional Schools Debating Championships, please click here.

2014 Championships
For a report on the 2014 Russell McVeagh Otago / Southland Regional Schools Debating Championships, please click here.

2013 Championships
For a report on the 2013 Russell McVeagh Otago / Southland Regional Schools Debating Championships, please click here.

2012 Championships
For a report on the 2012 Russell McVeagh Otago / Southland Regional Schools Debating Championships, please click here.

2011 Championships
For a report on the 2011 Russell McVeagh Otago / Southland Regional Schools Debating Championships, please click here.

2010 Championships
For a report on the 2010 Russell McVeagh Otago / Southland Regional Schools Debating Championships, please click here.

2009 Championships
For a report on the 2009 Russell McVeagh Otago / Southland Regional Schools’ Debating Championship, please click here.

2008 Championship
For a report on the 2008 Russell McVeagh Otago / Southland Regional Schools’ Debating Championship please click here.

2007 Championship
For a report on the 2007 Russell McVeagh Otago / Southland Regional Schools’ Debating Championship please click here.

2005 Championship
For a report on the 2005 Russell McVeagh Otago / Southland Regional Schools’ Debating Championship please click here.