Schools from across the region took part in the Northern Rivers Debating Competition at Echuca College on Friday. Both Echuca College’s junior and senior teams were able to make it into the finals defeating teams from Kyabram and Rochester respectively. The junior team (Johanna Grundy, Jack Creed and Kaitlyn Bulmer) were able to overcome a very strong Boort District School to become 2018 champions, while the senior team (Rhys Watson, Joni Grundy, Jess Tall) just fell short becoming the 2018 runners-up to Boort.