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Debaters Shine In Kilkivan

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The Kingaroy State High School team … from left, Zane Barritt, Elijah Alderton-Pink and Jett Johnson (Photo: John Box)

October 14, 2019

Kingaroy debaters travelled to Kilkivan on Sunday to take part in the Area Finals of the 2019 Apex High School State Debating competition.

In the Year 7/8s category, Kingaroy State High School took on Fraser Coast Anglican College with the topic “That single-sex schools provide better education opportunities for students”.

The Kingaroy team argued the negative case.

Kingaroy Apex Life Member John Box said Fraser Coast had a close win.

In the Junior category, St Mary’s Catholic College Kingaroy also faced a team from Fraser Coast Anglican College.

They debated “That teenagers who have the freedom to make their own decisions, are more mature”.

The St Mary’s team argued the affirmative case.

John said Fraser Coast won on a split decision from the adjudicators.

The Fraser Coast teams will now take part in the State Finals on October 26 at Apex Camp Mudjimba

“Both South Burnett teams did an outstanding and credible job of representing our district,” John said.

“They thanked their teachers, coaches, parents, supporters and Apex for the opportunity to compete in this most rewarding activity.”

The St Mary’s Catholic College team … from left, Oliver Rees, Lawson Green and Caitlyn Carney (Photo: John Box)

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