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John R. Park Debate Society Wins Fall Championships

The John R. Park Debate Society participated in the Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics Association Fall Championships to conclude its Fall 2020 competitive season on December 5-6, 2020. Among the team’s many accomplishments, students from Utah, in competition against more than 40 colleges and universities from 6 states, won four events, placed in finals in 9 events, and won the overall sweepstakes award for University participants. With these results, Utah competitors have qualified nearly 20 events to national and international championships next semester. The team will look to build on a strong fall season when spring competition begins with the Great Salt Lake Invitational hosted by the University of Utah in January.

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Overall Awards

  • 1st Place – University Sweepstakes

Debate Awards
IPDA Debate

  • Gold Medalist – Junior IPDA Debate – Meredith Jenkins
  • Gold Medalist – Open IPDA Debate – Grace Osusky
  • Gold Medalist – Open IPDA Debate – Katie Workman
  • Gold Medalist – Open IPDA Debate – Vivian Lee

Lincoln-Douglas Debate

  • Gold Medalist – Lincoln-Douglas Debate – Leo Doctorman
  • Silver Medalist – Lincoln-Douglas Debate – Alyssa Lee
  • Silver Medalist – Lincoln-Douglas Debate – Thane Zeeh
  • Bronze Medalist – Lincoln-Douglas Debate – Ashton Poindexter

Individual Events Awards

  • 1st Place – Informative Speaking – Jared Lange
  • 1st Place – Junior Persuasive Speaking – Meredith Jenkins
  • 2nd Place – Junior Extemporaneous Speaking – Meredith Jenkins
  • 3rd Place – Junior Persuasive Speaking – Ashton Zeeman
  • 3rd Place – Open Extemporaneous Speaking – Katie Workman
  • 4th Place –Informative Speaking – Tiffany Chan
  • 5th Place – Prose Interpretation – Grace Osusky
  • 6th Place – After Dinner Speaking – Ryan Knippel
  • 6th Place – Impromptu Speaking – Ashton Poindexter


Last Updated: 7/16/21