Chemu SHS: 16-Year-Old Student Wins 2023 Young Debaters Competition, Set To Represent Ghana

Chemu SHS: 16-Year-Old Student Wins 2023 Young Debaters Competition, Set To Represent Ghana

  • The 2023 Young Debaters competition has ended with a student of Chemu SHS emerging as the winner
  • McKenzie Damprani beat five other competitors in the final which was held on April 1st
  • He will now represent Ghana in the United Kingdom in the International Public Speaking Competition(IPSC)

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A student of Chemu Senior High School McKenzie Damprani has chalked an amazing feat by winning the 2023 Young Debaters competition.

The final, which took place on Saturday, April 1, on the theme “relationship between nations cannot be governments alone”, featured contestants from Chemu Senior High, Accra High School, Accra Girls and Akosombo International School.

Photo of McKenzie Damprani and other finalists
Young student of Chemu SHS wins Young Debaters in Ghana Photo credit: @Young Debators GH /Facebook
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They were tasked to select and speak on a topic after which judges analysed their performance in four key areas: expression and delivery, reasoning and evidence, organization and prioritization, and listening and response.

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The eventual winner, McKenzie, who spoke on “building bridges” impressed the judges with top-notch delivery and oratory skills to emerge as the victor.

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For his stellar performance in the finals, the 16-year-old will travel to the United Kingdom in May to represent Ghana at the International Public Speaking Competition(IPSC).

McKenzie speaks on his victory in the competition

Speaking to, McKenzie Damprani expressed delight about winning the competition adding that his victory is proof that his hard work has paid off.

With an international competition set to be held in May, the academic prodigy pledged to do his maximum best to make his school and indeed the nation proud.

“I want to tell Ghanaians to support me because I am preparing adequately towards the competition in the UK. I am ready to make the nation proud" he added.

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Chemu SHS student wins award

Earlier reported that another student of Chemu Senior High School student, Loise Mensah, has been named the Overall Best Orator at the 2022 Orators Inter-School Public Speaking Championship.

The intelligent student was able to ward off competition from other well-spoken contenders to win the Best Impromptu Speech award.

Achimota School took home the ultimate prize with the first position in the championship, followed by Legacy Girls' College.

Obuasi girl named best BECE female student

Also, a Ghanaian student, Benedicta Saaman, has emerged as the Overall Best Female Graduating Candidate in the 2022 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the Ashanti Region.

The alumna of AngloGold Ashanti School in Obuasi came second in the Ghana Chamber of Mines' 2022 National Inter-Mines Essay Competition on Health and Safety.

The Asante Nation tweeted that she will receive a presidential academic achievement award for becoming the top female student in the Ashanti Region.

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