The annual Aku Untuk Indonesiaku was held again on 24th– 26th April 2015 at Universitas Kristen Petra, Surabaya. ADC sent one team to compete in the tournament. The team consisted of Kario (Psychology’11), Anggi (Education and Language’12), and Lisa Abi (Economy and Business’10).
On the first day, there were 4 preliminary rounds. Atma Jaya was government for three times in the first three rounds. In the fourth round, Atma Jaya was on opposition side. Both round 3 and 4 were silent.
Atma Jaya broke to the elimination rounds. Atma Jaya was 1st on the list with clean sweep of 4 VPs. Atma team beat all 4 teams they met in prelims.
Atma team faced AEC A in Octofinal and debated under the heading of social movements. Atma A managed to beat AEC A and proceed to the Quarterfinal. In Quartefinal, Atma Jaya went against UB B under the heading of economy. It was a really close debate but Atma Jaya won the round.
In the Semifinal, Atma Jaya faced UGM B. Atma Jaya was the opposition team and debated under the heading of International Relations. Once again, Atma won and advanced to Grandfinal.
Atma Jaya had to fight against UGM A in the Grandfinal with motion about Indonesian Politics. However, Atma lost to UGM A.
Atma got 2nd place in AUI 2015. Atma debaters also got top 10 Best Speakers Award with Kario on 2nd position and Anggi on 6th position.
Even though Atma Jaya team didn’t manage to get the ultimate trophy, it was a memorable tournament. All members had so much fun and got new experiences which will enrich their knowledge in debating even more.
AUI 2015 was a good fight. Cheers to more fun and competitions ahead!