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Victorious JCI Jamaica Takes Third Consecutive Championship In Santa Marta English Debate

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JCI Jamaica emerged victorious, winning the English Debating Championship for the third  consecutive year at the prestigious JCI Conference of Americas held in Santa Marta, Colombia, from May 03-06, 2023, cementing  their position as one of the foremost debating teams in the region. 

The English Debating Championship, organized by JCI Americas, brings together talented debaters from across the region to  showcase their eloquence, critical thinking, and persuasive skills.  

JCI Jamaica’s team displayed unparalleled expertise, dedication, and teamwork, captivating the judges and audience with their  exceptional arguments and eloquent delivery, proving their prowess in debate and their commitment to advancing their skills. 

The team of Reneil Clarke, Marklon Bedward, and Miguel Edmondson will be heading to Zurich, Switzerland in November 2023  for the JCI World Congress and to compete for the global title at the JCI World Debating Championship. 

JCI Jamaica National President, Mr. Odell Marsh, expressed his immense pride in the team’s victory, stating, “It is an incredible  honour to witness JCI Jamaica secure the English Debating Championship title for the third consecutive year. This remarkable  achievement is a testament to the talent, hard work, and perseverance of our debaters who have represented Jamaica with  distinction, embodying the spirit of JCI and demonstrating our commitment to excellence.” 

In addition to the remarkable success at the English Debating Championship, Mr. Marsh has received notable recognition for his outstanding leadership and tireless dedication with his successful nomination as an International Vice President for JCI in 2024.  

This esteemed position reflects the global recognition of Mr. Marsh’s exceptional contributions to the organization and his  commitment to fostering positive change on an international scale. His nomination is testimony to the respect and admiration he  has garnered within the JCI community, both locally and internationally. 

As an International Vice President, Mr. Marsh says he will continue “to champion the ideals of JCI, fostering leadership,  entrepreneurship, and impactful projects that empower young people to create positive change in their communities.” 

The JCI Jamaica Debaters returned home beaming with pride and Mr. Marsh has extended gratitude to the organizers of the English  Debating Championship and appreciation to its members, supporters, sponsors, and the local community “for their unwavering  support and encouragement.” He says the team remains committed to upholding the highest standards of debate, leadership, and  community engagement, and looks forward to continuing their inspiring journey. 

For media inquiries, please contact: 

Adriel Grant (Mr)
Secretary General
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (876)233-1755/827-8608 

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