HUFS debate team, formed by an audition process, became the champion of the first Debate Contest of SUN (DECOS) 2019 held at the University of Bucharest, Romania from Oct. 7 through 11.
Yuliana Reyes, a member of HUFS debate team and the president of HUFS Debate Society (HDS), said, “We were very nervous. The Romanian team was more experienced than us. Some of their debaters were even national selection debaters. The final round was competitive and intense, but thankfully we won.” She added, “At first we could not believe it. We were in shock. However, later we felt a sense of happiness and relief. We really wanted to do good for our school and we were happy to do that.”
DECOS is going to be held annually dealing with global challenges, diplomacy and cooperation. It plans to provide a place of discussion for Silk Road Universities Network (SUN) students.