Congratulations to Eliza Pasha '22on being a finalist in the 2020 World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships - an incredible feat for a student who is just entering Grade 11.
This year's World Championships were held virtually over the last two weeks of August.
In the Interpretive Reading finals held on Sunday, August 30th, Eliza presented a moving passage from the young adult novel,If I Stay, where a 17-year-old Mia describes the scene of a car crash involving her family and ends with her questioning her own mortality.
This year, 64 students from 10 countries participated in the WIDSPC online tournament that was to be held in Shanghai last April. Unfortunately,Anna Croxon '20, the reigning World Champion, was unable to compete due to scheduling conflicts.