The European University of the Atlantic celebrates the II edition of the Panamerican Pre-University Debate League in which schools from eight Latin American countries participate.
As reported in previous publications, a national league has been held in which teams discussed the issue: “The vaccination passport should be mandatory for all healthcare workers worldwide.”
On the Mexican side, the final was contested by the Camino Real team from the Camino Real Educational Center and the Pozol de Cacao 2.0 team from the American School Foundation of Chiapas. After a hard-fought final, the latter was proclaimed the winner of the national league with a total of 132.07 points compared to 124.57 for the opposing team.
As for the Bolivian national league, the finalist teams were Group 2 from St. Andrew’s School and the AISB Delegation team from the American International School of Bolivia. Thus, the Group 2 team from La Paz will compete in the Pan American League with 140.45 points compared to 129.47 for the other team.
On the Peruvian side, the teams that discussed the proposed topic were Team 6LB with 182.59 points compared to 178.35 points for Team 3LB. The first team is from the Lord Byron School and proclaimed as the representative of their country.
On the other hand, in the national league held in Nicaragua, the winner was Mantarraya from Altamar Preparatory School with 124.49 points, disputing a close final against team Línea 05 from Mantica Berio School, which obtained 117.08 points.
Lastly, the Guatemala final round took place yesterday between Colegio Suizo de Quetzaltenango with the Alfa Suizo Xela team and Colegio Alemán de Guatemala with team Deutshe Schule 1. The German School obtained a total of 139.99 points compared to 129.64 for the Swiss School.
Thus, the winning teams of these national leagues will represent their country in the Pan-American Pre-University Debate League. Next week, we will learn the results of the national leagues of El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, and Ecuador.
Remember that a prize is awarded to the best speaker of the finalist teams, who does not necessarily have to be a member of the winning team. Thus, according to the jury, the best speakers of the national leagues were:
- Joshua Hernández of the Camino Real Educational Center in Puebla (Mexico).
- Alejandra González Muller of St. Andrew’s School (Bolivia).
- Fabiana Lucia from Colegio Lord Byron (Peru).
- Juan Gabriel Marenco of Altamar School (Nicaragua).
- Guillermo Pacajá of the Swiss School of Quetzaltenango (Guatemala).