26 November 2020

NOVA's Speech and Debate Team Celebrates A Few Firsts

A talented team of debaters and skilled orators took part in NOVA's first-ever official CEESA Speech and Debate Tournament - a complicated and highly technical event which NOVA hosted for the first time. The tournament took place entirely online and following safety protocols so that team members did not share rooms or computers. Eight schools, representing Finland, Lithuania, Russia, Serbia, Albania, Turkey, and Kazakhstan met online to compete across several events. One of our Debate teams, skillfully led by Lina Nikolovska (gr. 11) and Luka Pavikjevikj (gr.10), placed 2nd among 12 teams competing in the category, while another of our debate teams made it through to the quarter-finals. Three team members placed in the finals for Speech events, including Sare Ademoska (Gr 10) for Original Oratory, and Andrej Davitkov (Gr. 10) and Artan Zumberi (Gr. 10) for Duet Acting.