Business school officials congratulate the debate winnersHail to the victors: Dean of business Allan Conway, Massey contestants Harshith Sridharan and Taha Ismail, business student Ian Wood and professor Vincent Georgie, coach of the Odette Debate Team, share a moment following Friday’s competition.

High school students enjoy a good argument at Odette School of Business

The pros and cons were flying Friday, November 14, when the Odette School of Business Debate Team hosted almost 300 high school debaters, teachers, judges and volunteers for the Richard Peddie High School Debate Competition.

Teams of students in grades 9 through 12 from nine local high schools—and several teams of home-schooled teens—participated in the day-long competition.

In the end, though, only one set of arguers could emerge victorious: Harshith Sridharan and Taha Ismail, grade 11 students from Vincent Massey Secondary School, coached by teacher Ron McKenzie.

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