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Flat Borneo and Her Sister Joined Us in English Debate Competition

Hello, I am Yulia Ekanita from SMKN 2 (Vocational School) Balikpapan

East Kalimantan Indonesia.I would like to tell you about our struggle to

Be the first winner in English Debate Competition
 

Here is the largest river in Kalimantan , it is called Mahakam River, it is located in Samarinda the capital city of East Kalimantan, it is about 115 km from Balikpapan our city.

 

And here is the Mahakam Bridge which crosses the Mahakam River, it is more than 400 Metres in length

 

Our English Debate teams ,Flat Borneo and her sister are posing near of Mahakam River, we can see the Mahakam Bridge behind us.


Flat Borneo, her sister and we are posing on the stage of debate competition.


 

Fitriani as the first speaker of our team is proposing her argument in the grand final of debate competition of East Kalimantan province level.


 

And here is Selvi as the second speaker of our team is proposing her argument in front of the juries and audiences.

Here is Lisa as the third speaker also proposing her argument in front of the juries (9 persons) in the grand final of debate competition.

 


Finally we are as the first winner , and it has been four times our school as the first winner

In debate competition of Vocational school in East Kalimantan Province level.


 


 

Flat Borneo and Her Sister Joined Us in English Debate Competition


 

Hi, everybody, I would like to tell you the activities of our debate teams in English debate competition of Vocational school in East Kalimantan Province level last month, on 19th up to 21st of May. We are 8 altogether, as English Debate Team of SMKN 2 Balikpapan joined English debate competition in Province level which was held in Samarinda (the capital city of East Kalimantan). We have two teams the first team are Lisa, Fitriyanah, Selvi Gunawan and Aisyah Rizky Carolina, and the second team are Vera. ,Fitriyana.R,Masriyana and I.


 

We went to Samarinda with the others participants of PKS (Student Skill Competition) from all Vocational School from Balikpapan, like SMKN 1, SMKN 3, SMKN 4, SMK5 etc. PKS or Promosi Kompetensi Siswa (Student Skill Competition) is the competition for Vocational school students who have certain skills which are taught in their school, for example accounting, secretary, Marketing, Mechanics, welding, dressmaker, cookery etc, which is held annually .

On 18th May we went to Samarinda , but before it all of the participants of PKS competition had to come together in SMKN 4 to attend ceremony . And about 09.30 we had been on the bus and we arrived in Samarinda at 12.00. In Samarinda we stayed in a dorm. At night the debate teams had to attend the technical meeting which was held in National Education Office from 08.00 to 09.00 Pm. But there was a problem, the committee decided that one school had to join just one team, in the other hand we had two teams. But it was okay, our Debate Team Supervisor, Mr. Edy decided that Lisa Okarina, Fitriyanah, Selvi Gunawan and Fitriyana Rachmadiyanti represented our school joined the competition.

On 19th May, after having breakfast, the debate team went to Polytechnics Campus Mulawarman University (the place of competition). In this time the teams should join the competition 2 rounds, and we could defeat our opponents ( SMK Kartika and SMKN 7) well

On 20th May, in a quarter final we met SMKN 7 again and their performance was better, but we could defeat them again, and in semifinal we met SMK Bontang , we could defeat them, too.


 

And on the last day May 21st, we went to the grand final met SMKN 1 Samarinda, we performed on the main stage ,many audiences saw us , the number of the juries is 9, our team could propose the arguments well, but we should be patient to wait for the announcement of the winner in closing ceremony in the main place where the open ceremony done.


 

The time which made us worried came, the announcement of the winner of debate competition, it was really amazing our team as the first winner again, it has been four times our school as the first winner in English Debate Competition of Vocational School.


 

Bravo SMKN 2.


 

Thank , see you


 

Yulia