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John R. Park Debate Society Wins Four Events in California

On November 3-6, the John R. Park Debate Society continued its competitive season at the Robert Barbara Invitational held at California State University-Northridge. The competition featured twenty-five colleges and universities, including Arizona State University, San Diego State University, and the University of California-Berkeley. 15 students attended the tournament and excelled across a variety of competitive events. Honors earned by the team include:

Debate Awards

1st Place/Tournament Champions – Open Parliamentary Debate – Jesse Hedin & Skyler Hektner
Quarterfinalists – Open Parliamentary Debate – Courtney Nilson & Shad Wojciechowski
Quarterfinalists – Open Parliamentary Debate – Braden Hooton & Jose Soto
Octafinalists – Open Parliamentary Debate – Maxton Cline & Bryson Griffith
Octafinalists – Open Parliamentary Debate – Saige Miller & Alex Cadena
2nd Speaker – Open Parliamentary Debate – Maxton Cline
4th Speaker – Open Parliamentary Debate – Saige Miller
6th Speaker – Open Parliamentary Debate – Bryson Griffith
8th Speaker – Open Parliamentary Debate – Jose Soto

Individual Event Awards

First Tournament – November 4, 2016

1st Place – Persuasive Speaking – Maria DeMarco
4th Place – Informative Speaking – Maria DeMarco

Second Tournament – November 4, 2016

1st Place – Persuasive Speaking – Maria DeMarco
1st Place – Extemporaneous Speaking – Maxton Cline
2nd Place – Impromptu Speaking – Skyler Hektner
3rd Place – Informative Speaking – Maria DeMarco
4th Place – Extemporaneous Speaking – Wil Doyle
5th Place – Impromptu Speaking – Jay Meza
5th Place – Poetry Interpretation – Jose Soto

Overall Awards

2nd Place – Four Year All-Around Sweepstakes
4th Place – Debate Sweepstakes

Last Updated: 8/21/17