Frank Anthony Debate 2012 Topics For Argumentative Essays

The Frank Anthony Memorial All-India Inter-School English Debate is held in the honor of Frank Anthony.

It is among the most prestigious inter-school, annual debate competition organised by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CICSE). Participants represent their schools and are divided into two groups (Category I for students of Standards XI and XII and Category II for students of Standards IX and X). Over 1,600 schools participate in the event each year.[1][2]

The Debate competition is spread over three levels - Regional, Zonal and National Levels.

Each school sends two students from each group mentioned above. The topic is only revealed to the students an hour before the actual debate by way of opening a sealed envelope in their presence. This ensures that no pre-written material can be used in the debate. Students are expected to speak for a total time period of four minutes which is followed by two minutes of questioning and rebuttals. The students are allowed to and expected to refer to journals, magazines, and other books from the library during the one hour time to generate matter for their speaking time. No internet access or use of any electronic devices is allowed and referring to a written script during their speaking time is strictly discouraged.

The debate stands out from other debate competitions because of its highly competitive and elitist edge.

The debate is only open to CISCE accredited schools.

Various years of debate[edit]

2011[edit]

Round 3 - National[edit]

Category 2[edit]
DateHost SchoolTopicAwards
WinnerBest SpeakerRunner-up speakerSecond runner-up speaker
18 April 2011The Shri Ram School, Aravali, GurgaonIndia should abolish death penaltyBishop Cotton School, ShimlaAkantuk SharmaUday RustagiManisha Verma

2012[edit]

Round 3 - National[edit]

Category 2[edit]
DateHost SchoolTopicAwards
WinnerBest SpeakerRunner-up speakerSecond runner-up speaker
25 September 2013Modern High School, CalcuttaThe youth of today will follow the values laid down by the older generationJamnabai Narsee School, Mumbaimark spencerVedika Walia

2013[edit]

Round 3 - National[edit]

Category 2[edit]
DateHost SchoolTopicAwards
WinnerBest SpeakerRunner-up speakerSecond runner-up speaker
25 September 2013The Frank Anthony Public School, Lajpat Nagar - IV, New DelhiMost of the problems of students today arise from their unrestricted freedomJamnabai Narsee School, MumbaiKanishk MittalMaahir Shah
Category 1[edit]
DateHost SchoolTopicAwards
WinnerBest SpeakerRunner-up speakerSecond runner-up speaker
25 September 2013The Frank Anthony Public School, Lajpat Nagar - IV, New DelhiA world without discipline is lawlessJamnabai Narsee School, Mumbaivedika WaliaSidharth Nambiar

2014[edit]

Round 1 - Regional[edit]

The first round of debate of the year 2014 was conducted in the following schools and zones with the topic mentioned accordingly.

RegionDateHost SchoolTopicAwards
WinnersFirst Runners-up
West12 July 2014Gokuldham High School, Goregaon"Can the Environment sustain the current rate of Industrialization ?"Lilavatibai Podar School, Mumbai

Hiranandani Foundation School, Powai

West12 July 2014Eklavya School, Ahmedabad"Can the Environment sustain the current rate of Industrialization ?"S. N. Kansagra School, Rajkot

Anandniketan, Ahmedabad

Round 2 - Zonal[edit]

ZoneDateHost SchoolTopicAwards
WinnersFirst Runners-up
West19 August 2014Bombay Scottish School, Mahim" Can we Swap Thermal Energy for Nuclear Energy and save our environment?"S.N. Kansangra School, RajkotNone

Round 3 - National[edit]

DateHost SchoolTopicAwards
WinnersFirst Runners-up
25 September 2014St. Gregorios High School, Chembur, MumbaiThe money spent in space research should be spent in protecting the environmentCampion School Mumbai-

2015[edit]

Round 1 - Regional[edit]

RegionDateClassesHost SchoolTopicFirst PlaceSecond Place
West15 July 201511th and 12thRyan International School, KhargharToday friends have replaced family
West15 July 201511th and 12thJasudbhen ML School KharToday friends have replaced familySt Marys ICSE School Koperkhairane:

Shlok Parida & Poornima Jacob

Bombay Scottish High School
North15 July 201510thLa Martiniere College, LucknowCompetition leads to the death of RelationshipsWinners: The Frank Anthony Public School, New Delhi

Jatin Jha and Oishani Chowdhary

Runners Up: Scottish High, Gurgaon
North15 July 20159th and 10thScottish High,GurgaonCompetition leads to the death of RelationshipsWinners: St.Stephen's School, Chandigarh

Pratham Kalra and Kavya Garg

East15 July 20159th and 10thDelhi Public School, Megacity(Kolkata)

South City International School

Competition leads to the death of relationships.Winners at Delhi Public School Megacity: La Martiniere for boys, Kokata.

Vidush Sinha and Arka Chaterjee

Winners at South City International School: La Martinere for Girls

Mihikaa Goenka and Anandini Saha

Runners Up: Our Lady Queen of the Missions.

Runners Up: The Heritage School,Kolkata

South15 July 20159th and 10thCompetitions lead to the death of relationships.Winners: Hari Sri Vidhya Nidhi School, Thrissur (Kerala)Eleza Vinod and Sangeetha T.S

Round 2 - Zonal[edit]

RegionDateClassesHost SchoolTopicFirst PlaceSecond Place
North18 August 20159th and 10thThe Heritage School, DehradunMan is a social being in its true sense today like never before.Winners: St.Stephen's School, Chandigarh

Pratham Kalra and Kavya Garg

The Level I Debate was won by The Heritage School, Kolkata. Mohit Poddar, of The Heritage School, Kolkata was adjudged the Best Speaker in the Finals while Loyola School, Jamshedpur were the runners-up. The 2015 level II debate was won by Aayush Rathod and Shrutika Mane of the Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School, Thane and was held in Dehradun. Loyola School, Jamshedpur was the 2nd Runners-Up in this category too.

2016

The first round of the debate in 2016 was on July 15. The National Round was held on September 25.

The National Winners for Category 1 was Nitya K Nair and Megha N Nair from L'ecole Chempaka, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The Best Speaker was Nitya K Nair.

References[edit]

The Great Debaters: The Wiley College Debate Team Essay

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Introduction Conflict is inevitable in any personal relationship or among members of any group. While we encounter many types of conflict in our lifetime, we often look for ways to avoid conflict. So, why do we run away from dealing with our conflict? It is often because many of us fear the conflict will escalate into a situation we will not be able to sustain. “As conflicts escalate, they go through certain incremental transformations. Although these transformations occur separately on each side, they affect the conflict as a whole because they are usually mirrored by the other side. As a result of these transformations, the conflict is intensified in ways that are sometimes exceedingly difficult to undo” (Pruitt, and Kim 89). We…show more content…

has not yet learned how to truly harness the power of knowledge through action and assertion. James Jr. has seen the raving effects of racism all around him, and longs to live in a future where no one must be in fear simply because of the color of their skin. Other talented debaters on Tolson's team include fiercely independent student Henry Lowe, and Samantha Brooke -- the first ever female ever to join the Wiley College debate team. While most educators may not have recognized the remarkable potential of assembling such a disparate team, Tolson's unique vision truly set him apart from the pack as the team begins to experience a series of consecutive victories on their road to challenging Harvard at the National Championships” (Buchanan).

Event One of the challenges the Wiley College debate team was faced with in the film was during a debate against Oklahoma City University. The topic selected for argument was whether Negroes should be admitted into the same colleges as Whites. This particular subject is one the students at Wiley College were all too familiar with. The setting of the debate would begin the escalation of the conflict between the two schools. The intensity of the conflict began when Oklahoma City University refused to hold the debate on campus and would only accept the challenge to go up against Wiley College if the competition was held at another location. In a clip provided by YouTube the arguments begin with Samantha

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