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John R. Park Debate Society Strikes Gold in Nevada

The John R. Park Debate Society traveled to Reno, Nevada for its second tournament of the competitive season at the Biggest Little City Classic hosted by the University of Nevada. At the tournament, the team faced competition from eighteen colleges and universities. Among the other institutions in attendance were the University of the Pacific, San Francisco State University, the University of Nevada, and Sacramento State University. Among the team’s many accomplishments, three students (two attending their first college tournament) walked away with top honors. The team will look to expand on its strong start to the season when it travels to the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA the first weekend of November.


Individual Event Awards

1st Place - After Dinner Speaking - Averie Vockel 

1st Place - Dramatic Interpretation - Madeline Lehman

1st Place - Poetry Interpretation - Jeremy Lam

2nd Place - Extemporaneous Speaking - Shad Wojciechowski

3rd Place - Communication Analysis - Chris de Freitas

3rd Place - Prose Interpretation - Jose Soto

4th Place - Prose Interpretation - Zachary Ray

4th Place - Informative Speaking - Ben Jensen

Debate Awards

1st Speaker - Junior Parliamentary Debate - Rachel Carlson

2nd Speaker - Junior Parliamentary Debate - Ashton Poindexter

3rd Speaker - Junior Parliamentary Debate - Jeremy Lam

3rd Speaker - Open Parliamentary Debate - Averie Vockel

4th Speaker - Open Parliamentary Debate - Shad Wojciechowski

2nd Place - Open Parliamentary Debate - Averie Vockel & Shad Wojciechowski

Semi-finalists - Junior Parliamentary Debate - Rachel Carlson & Ashton Poindexter

Semi-finalists - Junior Parliamentary Debate - Jeremy Lam & Bryan Casselman

Quarter-finalists - Open Parliamentary Debate - Chris de Freitas & Jose Soto

Octo-finalists - Open Parliamentary Debate - Courtney Nilson & Amanda Shepherd

Overall Awards

2nd Place - Debate Sweepstakes

2nd Place - Overall Sweepstakes (4-year university division)


Last Updated: 1/10/18