Dear Hong Kong Debate and Public Speaking Community,
Thank you again for your enthusiastic participation at the WIDPSC Hong Kong Team Trials, which held its live rounds yesterday (8 January 2022). We are beyond excited to begin a new chapter with the new team members, and would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to all competitors for their hard work over the past months! We trust that the hours they have spent polishing speeches, choosing readings and preparing impromptus have been more than rewarding.
The new Hong Kong Team members are:
1. Maria Katrina Flauta (Renaissance College Hong Kong)
2. Hilary Lau (Diocesan Girls’ School)
=2. Anthony Shen (Hong Kong International School)
4. Charlie Lam (Island School)
5. Mark Jin-Kang Lee (Diocesan Boys’ School
6. Christine Lam (Hong Kong International School)
=6. Bill Koo (Diocesan Boys’ School)
8. Megan Chan (Renaissance College Hong Kong)
9. Nicholas Daniel Chung (Diocesan Boys’ School)
10. Sahana Iyer (West Island School)
Reserve 1: Lauren Ing (Chinese International School)
Reserve 2: Peony Sham (Sha Tin College)
Please find the slides from the results and awards ceremony, along with the top 10 of each category, attached for your reference.
Please note that individual scores and feedback will be sent out to competitors over the next week. With a 50% increase in competitor numbers, nearly 500 ballots have been submitted and it will take some time to sort through them all – please bear with us as we do so in the coming days.
We once again thank all judges and coaches who have given up their time selflessly and tirelessly such that this competition could be run smoothly and effectively. We are grateful for your kind cooperation with us throughout the competition process and especially submitting ballots during the Christmas period. These trials – and the continued success of public speaking in Hong Kong – could not be possible without you all!
Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you at our future events!
WIDPSC HK Team Coaches