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Macleans debate team finish 2nd

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The Macleans Advanced Debating Team: Abhinav Chawla, left, Ellen Wang, Wei Tian Teo, and Judy Fong.

Macleans College’s Premier Advanced Debating Team 1 has advanced to the Auckland Schools Debating grand finals.

The team of Abhinav Chawla, Ellen Wang, Wei Tian Teo and Judy Fong competed against Auckland Grammar School Team 1 for first place in the Premier Advanced Division.

Forty teams from schools across Auckland participated in the competition.

“This was a huge achievement for the team, as it was the first time Macleans College had made it to the grand finals,” the school said.

Due to the restrictions of lockdown, the round took place over Zoom.

The team persevered all the way to the finals where they were declared runner-up after losing narrowly.

In the prizegiving that followed, the top 10 speakers of the competition were acknowledged. Wei Tian Teo placed 10th, Judy Fong 8th and Ellen Wang 6th.

“Thank you to Mrs Glasgow-Palmer for her continued support of the debating teams,” Macleans said.

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