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Bermuda National Debate Team named

(Left to right): Asha Symons, Namrata Bisht, coach Akilah Beckles, Bathsheba Jones and Megan Sutcliffe (Photograph provided)

Four students from three high schools are set to represent Bermuda in the World Schools Debating Championships this summer.

The Bermuda Debate Society named 17-year-old Megan Sutcliffe, from Bermuda High School, as the captain of the National Debate Team, which will also include Namrata Bisht, 17, Bathsheba Jones, 17, and Asha Symons, 15, from BHS, CedarBridge Academy and Warwick Academy respectively.

Training for the international tournament, scheduled to take place in Stuttgart, Germany, in July, began last September, with prospective team members meeting twice a week to present on world issues and debate impromptu motions.

The Bermuda team will go head-to-head with 65 competing teams from around the world, and is ranked 28th.

Bermuda will debate four prepared and four impromptu motions at the tournament, with the prepared motions anticipated to be released a few weeks beforehand.

For more information or to support the team’s efforts, e-mail bermudadebatesociety@gmail.com