Sunday, May 20, 2012

NNDC 2012: UI Grabs Top 3 Team, Speaker Titles

Florida Petresia & Agita Nalsalia (UI C)
Champions of the 2012 NNDC UNY
What the Universitas Indonesia debaters achieved in the 2012 National Newbie Debating Competition is nothing short from total domination. They did not only win the competition but took home all of the top 3 team and individual awards. Three UI teams stormed into the grandfinal and left the other pair from Universitas Negeri Sebelas Maret at the last place in that debate.

#1 UI C (Agita Nalsalia & Florida Petresia Andriana) reigned supreme with #8 UI B (Andrearto Saleh & Kevin Wijaya) and #3 UI A (Muhammad Iqbal & Rio Trimono) coming second and third. #6 UNS (Juli Novianto & Liswindio Apendicaesar) exited at fourth in the final debate that had a topic on the decline of American influence. Agita Nalsalia also became the best speaker of the tournament with teammate Florida Petresia Andriana following right after her. The third individual place was shared by Muhammad Iqbal, Rio Trimono, UNS' Liswindio Apendicaesar and Universitas Islam Indonesia debater Putri Nurdina.

All debaters in the competition were novices, defined as those who have less than 2 years of varsity debating experience and no record of breaking in any national English debating event.

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