The ASMS Debating Team achieved a set of personal best scores arguing for the positive in the Debate “Psychopathy should not be used as a legal defence for murder?” against Glenunga International High School (GIHS).

Ashely Ramachandran was awarded the best speaker certificate for the overall debate, while team members Chloe Dancer and Tysair Gabrais achieved equally impressive scores in the middle 80’s. This was only the third debate for the ASMS team. Given that GIHS fielded their top team out of three teams available, with each senior school team member debating since Year 8, their win of 87-to-84 was far more marginal than the Socceroos 3-2 loss to Netherlands this morning. To come so close against such an experienced team like GIHS Seniors augers well for the ASMS team on their continuing meteoric learning curve. Terry is continuing to convince the team members that they have achieved an excellent outcome against such seasoned players, just like Postecoglou knows what an achievement Cahill and Jedinak pulled off against the Dutch.