High indeed looks strong this year.
The CHS Squad is out:
Alex De Araujo (SBHS 12)
John Bivell (Fort Street 12)
Laura Charlton (Smith's Hill 11)
Ashna Hedge (SGHS 12)
Sophia Mendes (NSG 12)
Sophie Shead (HGHS 12)
Guy Suttner (SBHS 12
Anna Sophia Zahar (SGHS 11)
Seems pretty standard...
I've heard that while SGHS has recently been beefed up with a national public speaker, a state squad member and a CHS member; High may not run their illustrious Hugh Bartley and is going with a rotating squad for trialling purposes. As in a refined stacked state level certified team vs. a lolly...
Eastside Senior topic was: That when a school is limited in the amount of language programs it can provide, it will offer languages in the order of global speaking population. (ie Chinese, Spanish, etc etc) That's not exact wording just general gist --> horrible topic, ESPECIALLY considering...
The seconds from High last year lost to Grammar. I heard they also got knocked out early in the PDC competition; we could see a case of hard carrying from the ever illustrious Hugh Bartley.
That's a great initiative in High though.
Interestingly, despite High being the favourites, they don't seem to be represented as well in the state callbacks list in comparison to schools such as SGHS or Grammar, I doubt their new team is as strong as the last one.
I can't make one --> apparently I have 'insufficient privileges.' It has to be someone up there in the green&gold hierarchy such as errybody_talks, rowerforlife, or just anyone who's not a Frank Row really.
Yes somebody should make one.
In other news, callbacks for state squad are as follows:
The students we have decided to call back for a second round of trials are, in alphabetical order (by surname):
So apparently High 2nds lost to Riverview last Friday.
Topic was 'That a party should not form alliances with minor parties/independents if they don't have enough seats to form government in their own right.' High was AFF