|NSDC 2013 Champions - Central Sulawesi|
At first, they could not break into the knockouts but they kept on coming. In NSDC 2012, two of them represented their province but they fell in the octofinals. Last April, the same exact trio debated in the ALSA UI E-Comp, the most prestigious institution-based high school competition, as a team and again they could not reach the quarters. But they continued practicising under the guidance of trainers, including Universitas Indonesia debater Terry Muthahhari, the first person from Central Sulawesi who championed a nationwide tournament. Their hard work paid off at NSDC 2013.
Yogyakarta, champions of NSDC 2009, got a consolation prize. SMA 9 Yogyakarta student Marsa Harisa claimed the best speaker title. She and 14 debaters below her are eligible to advance to the next step in the selection process for Indonesia's World Schools Debating Championship team.