World High School Student Debate Competition 2020, This is the Achievement of the Indonesian Team
, Jakarta - Lippo Village Pelita Harapan High School student, Judah Purwanto, received an individual award at the world-level debating competition, the Online World Schools Debating Championship (OWSDC) 2020. Judah, who along with two colleagues representing Indonesia in the competition held in Mexico, was chosen The Top 5 ESL Best Speakers and Top 10 Open Best Speakers at the event.
Based on the written statement received by ANTARA from the Ministry of Education and Culture, Jakarta, Tuesday, August 4, 2020, the best speaker award in the ESL and Open categories (the main category) was the first achievement achieved by the Indonesian team. This achievement increased from last year when Indonesia won the Best EFL Speaker award in Bangkok, Thailand.
As a team, Judah and friends were stopped in the Partial Double Octofinals with an accumulation of 253.64. They are ranked 5th after passing the preliminary round by scoring four wins and two defeats. In the first elimination round, Indonesia was immediately eliminated.
The announcement of the winner of the competition was broadcast on August 2, 2020 from the Asociación Mexicana de Debate Youtube channel in Mexico. OWSDC 2020 which was held on July 17, 2020 until August 2, 2020 was participated by 68 debates from high school (SMA) from 68 countries.
The Indonesian team facilitated by the National Achievement Center of the Ministry of Education and Culture sent a team consisting of three debaters, namely Cassia Tandiono from Pelita Harapan Kemang Village High School , Joshua Luke Tandiono from British Indonesia Jakarta High School, and Judah Purwanto from Pelita Harapan Lippo Village High School.
The high school students were accompanied by a supervisory team consisting of Rachmat Nurcahyo from Yogyakarta State University as the team manager, and Novelisa Wirid from Gadjah Mada University as a trainer.
Indonesia also sent adjudicators / judges in the competition, namely Evelyn Mulyono at Vanderbilt University, Nashiville in the United States and Stephanie Purwanto at George Washington University, United States .
Following is the journey of the Indonesian team in the competition,