Singapore Team wins Championship at the 9th International Public Policy Forum in New York City, USA - First International Team to ever win the Prestigious Debating Competition
1The Ministry of Education (MOE) congratulates the team that represented Singapore for the first time in the 9th International Public Policy Forum (IPPF) for emerging Champions in the global debate competition held in New York City, USA, from 16 to 18 April 2010. It is the first international team to ever win the competition. Singapore came in first out of 240 teams which represented 40 American states and 31 countries. The team was presented with the coveted Bickel and Brewer Cup, a travelling trophy that resides with the IPPF winner, and a grand prize of USD 10,000.
2The Singapore team comprised debaters Teoh Ren Jie, Benjamin Mak, Ashish Kumar and Adil Hakeem from Raffles Institution (Junior College), and Ng Li Ki from Hwa Chong Institution. The team was coached by Mrs Geetha Creffield from Anglo Chinese Junior College and managed by Team Manager, Mdm Evelyn Woels, from MOE