David Africa is Overall Best Speaker of Rotary Nat'l Debate
For the third time in four years, the Overall Best Speaker of the Rotary National Debate Championship (RNDC) tournament was an Atenean. Ateneo Junior High School (AJHS) debater David Africa of Pamplona/10-Mayer took home the coveted Overall Best Speaker award, besting more than a hundred debaters from various schools in Metro Manila to win the prize. In addition, Ateneo Senior High School students Red Nadela of 12-A and Paulo Valencia of 12-N tied for 4th Overall Best Speaker, while AJHS' Carlo Pastor of Pamplona/10-Mayer also received a medal as the 7th Best Speaker of the tournament.
The Rotary National Debate Championship is in its 4th edition, and is hosted annually by the Rotary Club of San Francisco Del Monte. The event was held in the Quezon City Science High School from March 11-12, 2017.