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John R. Park Debate Society Takes Top Honors in Stockton

On November 1-3, the John R. Park Debate Society continued its Fall season by attending three tournaments held in Stockton and San Rafael, California. The first tournament (part of a pair of events hosted in Stockton by the University of the Pacific and San Joaquin Delta College) saw the team advance 100%, or 15 of 15, events to final rounds and won the U top overall honors at the tournament. On November 2ndand 3rd, part of the team continued their competition at the second tournament in Stockton, while another group of students travelled to San Rafael, CA to participate in a British parliamentary debate tournament at Dominican University. At the former, the team sustained its earlier success with 3 additional final round appearances and a top overall school award (swing sweepstakes) across the two tournaments. And, in San Rafael, Utah debaters prevailed over students from UC-Berkeley, University of Miami (FL), University of Alaska, and the University of Mississippi, finishing in the semifinal round of the tournament. The team will conclude its Fall season in Thousand Oaks, CA at the Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics Association Fall Championships on Dec. 5-9, 2019.


Overall Awards

  • 1stPlace – 4-year University Swing Sweepstakes
  • 1stPlace – 4-year University Sweepstakes (Mustang Invitational @ San Joaquin Delta)
  • Individual Event Awards – Mustang Invitational (Stockton, CA)
  • 1stPlace – After Dinner Speaking – Ben Jensen
  • 1stPlace – Communication Analysis – Grace Osusky
  • 2ndPlace – Extemporaneous Speaking – Katie Workman
  • 2ndPlace – Informative Speaking – Billy Finlay
  • 2ndPlace – Persuasive Speaking – Wendy Joseph
  • 2ndPlace – Programmed Oral Interpretation – Vivian Lee
  • 3rdPlace – Extemporaneous Speaking – Grace Osusky
  • 3rdPlace – Poetry Interpretation – Vivian Lee
  • 3rdPlace – Programmed Oral Interpretation – Wendy Joseph
  • 4thPlace – Communication Analysis – Billy Finlay
  • 5thPlace – After Dinner Speaking – Jared Lange
  • 5thPlace – Informative Speaking – Ben Jensenv
  • 5thPlace – Persuasive Speaking – Billy Finlay
  • 5thPlace – Programmed Oral Interpretation – Katie Workman
  • 6thPlace – Impromptu Speaking – Jared Lange

Individual Event Awards – Paul Winters Invitational (Stockton, CA)

  • 1st Place - Informative Speaking- Billy Finlay
  • 1st Place - Persuasive Speaking - Billy Finlay
  • 2nd Place - Communication Analysis - Billy Finlay
  • 4th Place - Impromptu Speaking - Ashton Poindexter

Debate Awards – Penguin Invitational (San Rafael, CA)

  • 6thSpeaker - British Parliamentary Debate – Grace Osusky
  • 8thSpeaker - British Parliamentary Debate - Ben Jensen
  • Semifinalists - British Parliamentary Debate - Grace Osusky and Ben Jensen


Last Updated: 6/1/21