Bishops excels at the World Individual Public Speaking and Debating Championship

17 April 2023

Ben Anderson, Jamie Chester, Jacob Fried, Divakaran Govender and Che Nanoo all competed as part of Team South Africa at the World Individual Public Speaking and Debating Championships at the end of last term. They gave an excellent account of themselves at a competition with over a hundred competitors from all over the world.

Ben Anderson won the debating category, convincingly defeating other grand finalists from China, Canada, and the United States. He placed third at the competition overall. He was also a finalist for Interpretive Reading and Persuasive Speaking.

Jacob Fried was a finalist in Impromptu Speaking and Debating. He placed 25th overall.

Jamie Chester placed 24th overall.

This means that all three of the top speakers from Africa hail from Bishops. Congratulations to our Public Speaking boys.