College Students Qualify for Finals of International Competition for Young Debaters 2020

The International Competition for Young Debaters – Athens Round 2020, in which 36 teams (72 speakers) from schools around Athens participated, took place on Saturday, February 22nd.  The competition is open to students under 15 years of age and constitutes the qualifying round from which the 5 teams that will represent Greece in the international finals will be selected. The finals are scheduled to take place at Oxford Union in May.


HAEF was represented by 10 students from all of its school units. Congratulations to the students who took part, and in particular to those below who distinguished themselves:


Semi Finalists:

Eirini Marinaki (PCHS grade 10) & Maria Chissa (PCHS grade 10)


Top 10 Speakers:

2nd place:  Maria Chissa (PCHS grade 10)

5th place:  Eirini Marinaki (PCHS grade 10)

7th place:  Nikos Markridis (ACHS grade 10)

8th place:  Kleio Tzoannou (PCJHS grade 9)


The semi-finals resulted in Melitini Monemvasioti (ACHS grade 10) and Nikos Makridis (ACHS grade 10) qualifying for the finals. They will be among the 4 teams that will represent Greece at the international finals this coming May in Oxford.