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John R. Park Debate Society Wins "Best in the West" Two Years in a Row

The John R. Park Debate Society traveled to Santa Clara, California on February 16-18, 2018 to participate in Western States Communication Association (WSCA) Invitational hosted by Santa Clara University. At the tournament, the team won 4 of 11 public speaking events, finished in semifinals in debate, and earned, for the second year in a row, WSCA's "Best in the West" season-long award. The team will continue its spring season in Colorado Springs, CO over the weekend of Feb. 23-26, 2018 at the American Forensics Association's District Qualifying Tournament. 


Overall Awards

WSCA “Best in the West” Season-long Award

1st Place – Tournament Sweepstakes

Individual Event Awards

1st Place – After Dinner Speaking – Zachary Ray

1st Place – Dramatic Interpretation – Zachary Ray

1st Place – Poetry Interpretation – Jose Soto

1st Place – Programmed Oral Interpretation – Jose Soto

2nd Place – Informative Speaking – Benjamin Jensen

3rd Place – Communication Analysis – Ashton Poindexter

3rd Place – Impromptu Speaking – Chris de Freitas

4th Place – After Dinner Speaking – Shad Wojciechowski

4th Place – Persuasive Speaking – Averie Vockel

4th Place – Prose Interpretation – Jeremy Lam

5th Place – Impromptu Speaking – Benjamin Jensen

Debate Awards

Semifinals – Open Parliamentary Debate – Jose Soto & Chris de Freitas

Quarterfinals – Open Parliamentary Debate – Amanda Shepherd & Courtney Nilson

Quarterfinals – Junior Parliamentary Debate – Ben Jensen & Jordan Berkshire

Octafinals – Open Parliamentary Debate – Averie Vockel & Shad Wojciechowski

Last Updated: 6/1/21