Alcañeses wins 2 awards at Ateneo Debate Camp

June 20, 2016
Ateneo Debaters

A week after being part of the team that won the Asian Schools Debate Championship (ASDC) in Malaysia, Ateneo de Manila Senior High School debater Luigi Alcañeses of 12A has won the two top individual prizes at the Ateneo Debate Camp (ADC). Alcañeses won the awards for Best Overall Speaker and Best Finals Speaker at the ADC, which was held from June 17-19, 2016 at the Loyola Schools campus of Ateneo de Manila University.  Also named among the best speakers at ADC were Ateneo Junior High School grade 10 student Matti Tan (3rd best speaker) and Ateneo Senior High School grade 12 student Nicky Solis (6th best speaker).  

In the camp's debate competition, Luigi Alcañeses and teammate Matti Tan placed second to a pair of females from Immaculate Concepcion Academy (ICA) and Assumption San Lorenzo. 

Luigi Alcañeses is one of the most bemedalled debaters of the Ateneo de Manila. Last school year, he won five best speaker awards in various tournaments. He also took home the coveted "Future Young Mayor" award in the Planning a Clean and Green Tonwship: City Beauitful Manila competition held in Singapore. Because of his many achievements, Luigi was one of only 28 students to be cited for distinguished individual achievement at the Ateneo de Manila High School's recognition day ceremony last February 26, 2016.    

(L-R) Luigi Alcañeses, Matti Tan, Nicky Solis

Ateneo Debate Camp is a three-day seminar organized by the Ateneo Debate Society, comprised of eight lectures and a tournament. Thirty-eight team pairs participated in ADC, for a total of 76 participants.