In the spirit of opening opportunities wide for newbies everywhere, Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata Ambarukmo Yogyakarta (STIPRAM) held their novice-level competition, NOTION. The competition that was specially designated for debate first-timers in varsity lasted from 26th until 27th of November 2016, marking the beginning of the few last competitions of the year. The competition was a British Parliamentary debate of four preliminary rounds where we sent three teams of new batch’s hopefuls.
EDS UI is glad that we were given the opportunity to extend the opportunity to six individuals who are Abid Ar Robbani (Economics, 2016) and Mar’atis Sholiklah (Psychology, 2014) for UI A, Karenza Doxolodeo (Computer Sciences, 2016) and Marvel Hasiholan (Mathematics and Natural Sciences, 2016) for UI B, and lastly but certainly not least Khairunnisa Ismah Lutfi (Economics, 2016) and Damar Tanjung (Computer Sciences, 2016) for UI C.
These hard-working delegates rejoiced as all three of them broke into the elimination round with UI A, UI B, and UI C ranking 6th, 2nd, and 11th respectively. UI A who scored eight Victory Points made their way all the way up to the semi final, where unfortunately, they have to fall short from going to the grand final. The rest of the delegates, however, did manage to secure a place in the grand final of their first-ever competition in varsity.
This tale ended with a cherry on top as both UI B and UI C snatched the top two of the grand final, making UI C champion and UI B runner-up, bringing EDS UI to content. In addition, we have Deo (UI B) ranking 4th in the speakers tab, followed by teammate Marvel (UI B) who shared co-6th position with Atis (UI A), while Abid (UI A) joined them ranking 8th.
EDS UI can never be more proud for this achievements. We thank and congratulate this new batch members for opening a wide door of hope open for the bright future debating career, for this, we wish them luck! Follow our new debaters’ journey by following us on twitter @eds_ui and add us on LINE @yiu7536f!