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John R. Park Debate Society Takes Top Honors in California

The John R. Park Debate Society continued its Spring 2021 season at the Talk Hawk Invitational held by Las Positas College on February 12-14, 2021. The Debate Society faced competition against 31 colleges and universities from 13 states. Over the weekend, the team won three events and competed in elimination rounds in over a dozen events. This collective success also earend the team top honors among schools competing in the individual events portion of the tournament and a second place finish among schools participating in debate events. The Debate Society will conclude regular season competition at the Trapper Rendezvous hosted by Northwest College on February 19-20, 2021. 

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COMPLETE RESULTS

Overall Awards:

  • 1st Place – IE Sweepstakes
  • 2nd Place – Debate Sweepstakes

Individual Event Awards:

  • 1st Place – After Dinner Speaking – Ryan Knippel
  • 1st Place – Extemporaneous Speaking – Ryan Knippel
  • 1st Place – Persuasive Speaking – Meredith Jenkins
  • 2nd Place – Programmed Oral Interpretation – Vivian Lee
  • 3rd Place – After Dinner Speaking – Ashton Poindexter
  • 3rd Place – Impromptu Speaking – Ashton Poindexter
  • 3rd Place – Overall Speaker – Ryan Knippel
  • 4th Place – Extemporaneous Speaking – Meredith Jenkins
  • 5th Place – After Dinner Speaking – Sena Wright

Debate Awards:

  • 1st Place Open Speaker – IPDA Debate – Ryan Knippel
  • 1st Place Open Speaker – Lincoln Douglas Debate – Thane Zeeh
  • 2nd Place Open Speaker – Lincoln Douglas Debate – Alyssa Lee
  • 2nd Place – Lincoln Douglas Debate – Alyssa Lee
  • 2nd Place – British Parliamentary Debate – Meredith Jenkins & Vivian Lee
  • 3rd Place Speaker – British Parliamentary Debate – Vivian Lee
  • Silver Medalist – IPDA Debate – Ryan Knippel
  • 4th Place Open Speaker – Lincoln Douglas Debate – Leo Doctorman
  • Quarterfinalist – Lincoln Douglas Debate – Ashton Poindexter

 

Last Updated: 2/19/21