ASHS debaters make history by sweeping all 4 IDeA tourneys!

May 09, 2019
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ASHS Debaters

(L-R) CJ Carlos & Matthew Varona  Recent Ateneo de Manila Senior High School (ASHS) graduates CJ Carlos & Matthew Varona emerged as champions of the IDeA (Interscholastic Debate Association) Grands debate tournament on May 5, 2019. Carlos was also named Finals Best Speaker and 2nd Best Speaker of the Season. Another recent ASHS graduate, David Africa, was named Overall Best Speaker of the Season. Also receiving best speaker citations were Gabe Apostol (5th Best Speaker of the Season), Javy Pineda (10th Best Speaker of the Season) and Bea Legaspi (also 10th Best Speaker of the Season). This is the first time in history that one institution won all IDeA invitationals (IDeA 1, 2, 3) and IDeA Grands, sweeping ALL FOUR major tournaments. ASHS also swept every Finals Best Speaker and Overall Best Speaker award in every tournament. IDeA Grands was held on May 5, 2019 at Greenville College in Pasig. 

David Africa