Saturday, January 20, 2018

QRC and Pres clash for JA debate crown*

OFF TO THE FINALS: QRC pupils Kai-Jeevan Kalidee, second from left, and Derron Philanders; and Kabir Singh and Jerod Griffith of Presentation College, congratulate each other on making it to the final of the 2017 Junior Achievement Leadership Debate Series following the semi-finals on Wednesday. Witnessing the occasion are Anthony Pierre, right, JA chairman; and J Errol Lewis, JA executive director


IT promises to be a clash of the titans when Queen’s Royal College (QRC) squares off against Presentation College Chaguanas in the grand final of the 2017 Junior Achievement Leadership Debate Series scheduled to be held at Central Bank auditorium, Port of Spain today.
QRC Team B and Presentation Team A argued their way to the championship round after two riveting, high-quality semifinals staged at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, on November 22.  QRC was already guaranteed a place in the final by virtue of placing two teams in the second semi-final round. In the battle between colleagues, Team B upstaged its Team A as its panel of Kai-Jeevan Kalideen and Derron Philanders won the judges’ vote when they opposed the motion: “Be it resolved that happiness is the most important indicator of well-being and success at the level of the individual.” 

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