The finalists for the 2015 World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championship are announced

The finalists for the 2015 World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championship are announced

After four days of war of words, the competitors for the World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championship were chosen to enter the finals which will take place on April 10 at St. Paul ’s Co-educational College. The Championship is an annual international English language debating and public speaking tournament for individual high school-level students representing different countries. This year is the first time the event has been held in Hong Kong as students from 16 countries compete in five different types of speaking events.

The Grand Finals of WIDPSC 2015 will be held on April 11 at Diocesan Girls' School.  

Here are the finalists for each speaking event:

Persuasive Speaking

Philip BalsonUnited States
Peirce DicksonCanada
Martine DuffyCanada
Desmond FairallSouth Africa
Natalie GanzhornCanada
Sarah HickCanada
Ji Min KangHong Kong
Robert KuceraSouth Africa
Natasha NooreAustralia
Stefan RanoszekSouth Africa
Elizabeth RobertsCanada
Samantha StarkeyCanada

 

After-dinner Speaking

Brendan AllanSouth Africa
Laura Batchelor-SharpAustralia
Maggie DeLessioHong Kong
Shimali De SilvaHong Kong
Imaan KheraniCanada
Dalingcebo MasekoSouth Africa
Shea MinterUnited States
Emma PotvinCanada
Jacob South-KleinEngland

 

Interpretive Reading
 

Martine DuffyCanada
Kate GarrowAustralia
Ji Min KangHong Kong
Emily KelsallCanada
Imaan KheraniCanada
Claire LaneUnited States
Edward MakHong Kong
Natasha NooreAustralia
Elizabeth RobertsCanada
Micaella RogersSouth Africa
Mini RudaCanada
Samantha StarkeyCanada

 

Debating
 

Philip BalsonUnited States
Martine DuffyCanada
Desmond FairallSouth Africa
Sarah HickCanada
Peter KoczanskiCanada
Josesph McDonaldAustralia
Rebecca MgameloSouth Africa
Emma PotvinCanada
Olivia RailtonCanada
Elizabeth RobertsCanada
Samantha StarkeyCanada
Chenxi Wang CodyHong Kong

 

Impromptu Speaking
 

Tejasv AryaUnited States
Philip BalsonUnited States
Anant ButalaAustralia
Peirce DicksonCanada
Martine DuffyCanada
Desmond FairallSouth Africa
Anthony GiordanoUnited States
Sarah HickCanada
Luke MacaronasAustralia
Sarika MahbubaniHong Kong
Natasha NooreAustralia
Kiran PhadnisEngland

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