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High schoolers debate port project

Twenty-four children from five schools made it to the final stages of the Interscholastic Debate held at Cayman International School last night (April 7). The high school students debated the relevancy of a port to be built in George Town.

The award for best speaker was awarded to St. Ignatius Catholic High School, who faced off for the final round against Layman E. Scott High School.  The speakers at the event argued for and against the relevancy of building a port, where both schools had two speakers presented two speakers on the final stage.

Education Minister Hon. Minister Tara Rivers addressed the finalists at the end of the discussion, congratulating both teams on hard fought performances, dubbing them as potential lawyers for the future who should embrace the art of debating.

Also in attendance was Deputy Governor Hon. Franz Manderson and Deputy Premier Hon. Moses Kirkconnell to watch as the debaters shared their own ideas on the relevancy of taking on the port project.

Layman E. Scott High School team, from Cayman Brac, won the debate and a student from St. Ignatius Catholic High School was awarded best speaker of the debate.

 

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Mario Grey

Mario Grey

Mario Grey's passion for journalism has been long intertwined with his love of people and culture from his days as a youth growing up in the Cayman Islands. He captained his debate team whilst at John Gray High School and graduated as Head Prefect. He also worked at KVHU FM in Searcy, Arkansas, United States and worked and interned for Radio Cayman News before graduating from the University Of Arkansas at Little Rock in May 2015.

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