Congratulations to all ACS Athens debaters who participated in the Deree Debate Tournament, which was hosted at Pierce College this past weekend, Friday 10th, and Saturday 11th of November! They made ACS Athens proud with their poise, professionalism, stellar performances, and friendly attitude toward the other teams. 

The Deree Invitational is a highly competitive British Parliamentary debate competition that is organized twice a year by the Deree Debating Society. This Fall, six ACS Athens students participated and had the opportunity to develop their debating skills, as well as to interact and engage with students who share a love for debate from other schools. 

There's also have a great success to celebrate, as one of the teams - A-OK!, composed of Arianna Pinna and Kathleen Morris - made it all the way to the FINALS of the tournament! Arianna was also ranked 10th best speaker at the tournament! What an amazing achievement and wonderful experience - a fantastic way to start off another debating season!

Congratulations to (in alphabetical order):

  • Ariadni Gklotsou
  • Iliana Lyssaios
  • Kathleen Morris
  • Ioanna Pantazis
  • Natalia Papasotiriou-Chatzigianni
  • Arianna Pinna

Special thanks to Philippos Saccopoulos and Elena Bellou for helping out with judging assignments & to the ACS Athens debate coach, Amalia Zavacopoulou.