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John R. Park Debate Society Wins International Championship

The John R. Park Debate Society traveled to Berlin, Germany on March 6-13, 2019 to participate in the International Forensics Association Annual Tournament & Conference. In the U's second trip to the tournament, students won an events, placed in finals in 7 additional events, boasted four of 6 of the top teams in debate, and finished 4th overall out of over 20 colleges and universities. The team will continue its spring season at the National Parliamentary Debate Association National Championship Tournamen which it will also host on March 14-17, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Overall Awards

4th Place Tournament Sweepstakes - University of Utah

Individual Event Awards

International Champion - Extemporaneous Speaking - Shad Wojciechowski
2nd Place - After Dinner Speaking - Zac Ray
3rd Place - Extemporaneous Speaking - Katie Workman
3rd Place - Prose Interpretation - Zac Ray
5th Place - Dramatic Interpretation - Zac Ray
6th Place - Communication Analysis - Ashton Poindexter
6th Place - Informative Speaking - Ben Jensen
Semifinalist - Impromptu Speaking - Ashton Poindexter

Debate Awards

2nd Place - NPDA Debate - Vivian Lee & Amanda Shepherd
3rd Place - NPDA Debate - Chris de Freitas & Ashton Poindexter
4th Place - NPDA Debate - Ben Jensen & Grace Osusky
6th Place - NPDA Debate - Averie Vockel & Shad Wojciechowski
Last Updated: 6/1/21