Co-organised by Debate Association (Singapore) and the Jelutung Youth Executive Committee at Canberra Community Club, the annual Youth Debate Open (YDO) aims to bring secondary school students from a wide range of debating backgrounds together in a friendly competitive environment. This year's edition of the YDO was kindly hosted by Loyang Secondary School and Canberra CC, and was held on 20 June Saturday and 28 June Sunday.
This year, the Debate Development Initiative beat Loyang Secondary School on a 5 - 0 unanimous decision amongst the judge panel to emerge the Champion Gold Division Team for 2015. A composite team from Anglican High School and St. Andrew's Secondary School also beat Xinmin Secondary School Team A on a 4 - 1 split to emerge the Champion Silver Division Team. Congratulations to all winners and participants!
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Champions (Gold Division):
Debate Development Initiative Team Shiva
Loyang Secondary School
Semi-Finalists (Gold Division):
Singapore American School Team A
Champions (Silver Division):
Anglican High School - St. Andrew's Secondary School Composite Team
Top Individual Speakers (Gold Division):
10. Kenneth Hoh Jia Khai - Catholic High School
5. Athena Tan Jiaxin - Xinmin Secondary School
Best Speaker in the Gold Division Grand Final:
3rd Proposition Speaker, Nabilah binte Bahrim - National Junior College (Junior High) / Debate Development Initiative
1st Proposition Speaker, Lincoln Lau - Anglican High School