2011 United States Studies Debates
Debating Teams from Sydney Boys, North Sydney Girls, Penrith Selective High School debate at the United States Studies Centre. Geoffrey Garrett, Brendon O'Connor, Amelia Trial and David Smith adjudicate. Other schools locking horns during the debating competition included Cranbrook School, Pymble Ladies College, Sydney Boys High School, James Ruse Agricultural High School, Reddam House and St. Scholastica's College.
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