Acadia Students Qualify for National Debate Competition

Acadia Students Qualify for National Debate Competition

Acadia Debate Team
Acadia’s Adedamola Egunjobi, Nadia Gericke, and Ivan Ntale are competing in the National Debate Competition. (HANDOUT)

Junior high students from Winnipeg are representing the city and their school at a national debate tournament this weekend.

The team from Acadia Junior High is the only Manitoba school represented at the debates, taking place in Winnipeg. The tournament is attracting debaters from across Canada and wrap up today.

Nadia Gericke, Ivan Ntale, and Adedamola Egunjobi were up against the best teams in Canada.

“We practice after class and during our lunch. We have sacrificed and dedicated lots of time to this. It shows that if you think you can make it you will,” said Ntale, a Grade 9 student.

Debates began May 7 and include six preliminary rounds, including both sides of the prepared resolution and four impromptu rounds.

“A big plus is that I can now win debates against my parents at home,” laughed Adedamola Egunjobi.