The O'Connor Catholic College Senior Debating Team and Scotch College Melbourne came head to head on Tuesday afternoon in the final of the Australian Independent Schools Debating Competition.
Held via live stream, the topic given to the two Colleges was 'That voters should have to show ID to vote in a federal election'.
O'Connor debated the negative and after a lengthy deliberation by the adjudication time, Scotch College were declared the victors.
"To reach the final in such a competition is an admirable result," O'Connor debating coach Jenny Roff said.
"They have been wonderful role models for our younger debaters and for our entire O'Connor Community."
Team members Jean Boshoff, Joel Croft, Angus Scrivener and Roie Wood competed in seven debates in total in the nation wide competition, gaining valuable experience.
The team defeated The Armidale School in their semi-final a week prior to the final.
Principal Ms Regina Menz said the fact that there were two Armidale Schools in one of the semi-finals demonstrated the quality of education available to local students.
"We are all very proud of what our debating students have achieved in this completion," Ms Menz said.
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