SPH Lippo Village Student is Awarded as the Best Speaker in Young Thinkers’ Trophy 2020

One of SPH Lippo Village Grade 11 students, Katiana Indrasasana, joined this year’s Young Thinkers’ Trophy competition and won as the Best Speaker. Young Thinkers’ Trophy is a prestigious debate competition for high school students from all across Indonesia organized by @america. @america is the U.S. Embassy’s American Center located in Jakarta. Young Thinkers Trophy is an annual debate competition that usually takes place in @america, Pacific Place, however, due to the recent pandemic, the event went on digital via live video streaming.

Katiana alongside two other high school students from Banten teamed up and proceeded to the Grand Final. The motion/topic of the debate was about politics, centered on the USA’s political context of the right-wing vs. the left-wing. At the end of the competition, Katiana was chosen as the Best Speaker in the competition.

Upon her achievement, Katiana mentioned that the competition was a challenge as they didn’t know the topic of the debate until the D-Day & only had 30 minutes to think through the topic after it is announced. Although she had studied hard to prepare herself during the summer holiday, on the D-Day, she needs to think fast on her feet & always be flexible. It was indeed challenging, yet it boosted her critical thinking skill and confidence even more.

Congratulations to Katiana!