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John R. Park Debate Society Opens Season with Top Honors

The John R. Park Debate Society opened its competitive season for the year at the Rocky Mountain Classic held at Colorado State University-Pueblo (Sept. 23-25). The competition featured colleges and universities from seven states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming), including Texas Tech University, Concordia University, and San Diego State University. The thirteen students in attendance earned top honors at the tournament in several events, as well as in overall competition.
 
University Level Awards
1st Place – Overall Tournament Sweepstakes
2nd Place – Debate Sweepstakes
3rd Place – Individual Event Sweepstakes
 
Individual Event Awards
1st Place – Programmed Oral Interpretation – Gabi Priel
1st Place – Persuasive Speaking – Morgan Vanderveen
1st Place – Extemporaneous Speaking – Skyler Hektner
2nd Place – Informative Speaking – Averie Vockel
2nd Place – After Dinner Speaking – Jesse Hedin
2nd Place – Extemporaneous Speaking – William Doyle
3rd Place – Informative Speaking – Saige Miller
4th Place – Extemporaneous Speaking – Shad Wojciechowski
5th Place – Impromptu Speaking – Alex Cadena
 
Debate Awards
1st Place – Junior Parliamentary Debate – Shad Wojciechowski & Courtney Nilson
2nd Place – Junior Parliamentary Debate – Gabi Piril & William Doyle
2nd Place – Open Parliamentary Debate – Jesse Hedin & Skyler Hektner
3rd Place – Junior Parliamentary Debate – Maxton Cline & Bryson Griffith
3rd Place – Open Parliamentary Debate – Morgan Vanderveen & Averie Vockel
 
Debate Speaker Awards
2nd Speaker – Open Parliamentary Debate – Morgan Vanderveen
4th Speaker – Open Parliamentary Debate – Averie Vockel
4th Speaker – Junior Parliamentary Debate – Maxton Cline
5th Speaker – Junior Parliamentary Debate – Courtney Nilson
7th Speaker – Junior Parliamentary Debate – Bryson Griffith
10th Speaker – Junior Parliamentary Debate – Shad Wojciechowski
Last Updated: 8/21/17