SMA 2 Tangerang Selatan may have set a few records. On March 2, the high school won the Lazfest debate in Depok. Two days after in the same city, its debaters championed another tournament, the EIDC. It is difficult to find any institution that has collected 2 trophies within such a short span before. Moreover, one speaker was part of both winning teams. Fitri Aryani may be the only debater in Indonesia who could bag 2 championships after 4 consecutive days of debating.
Although Lazfest and EIDC were small in size and scope, the victories are vital for SMA 2's preparation for the biggest annual shindig for high school debaters -- the ALSA UI E-Comp. It is the longest-running varsity and high school debate tournament in Indonesia and the most prestigious for the latter category. Unlike the province-based National Schools Debate Championships, individual schools can send multiple teams to E-Comp. Last month, SMA 2 debaters also won the ALSEACE debate competition at SMA Al Azhar BSD in their hometown Tangerang Selatan after a grandfinal that pitted two teams from the same school.