On Friday 31 October 2008 His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR, Governor of South Australia (pictured right with a Pembroke School debater) as Patron of Debating SA and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception at Government House for the presentation of awards for the winning and runner up teams of the 2008 Debating SA Schools’ Competition.The reception was attended by a total of 127 guests consisting of the 36 debaters of the winning and runner up teams, and their families.
After a welcoming address from His Excellency, a reply speech was given by Mr Patrick Moritz, Debater, Sacred Heart College Senior School and Mr Tony Houey, Chairman of the Board of Debating SA. His Excellency as Patron of Debating SA then presented medallions to each of the debaters.
Following the reception’s formalities, His Excellency invited all guests to explore the grounds of Government House.
Debating SA extends its sincere thanks to His Excellency and Mrs Scarce for hosting the reception and for their continued support of Debating SA.