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Debate Society Enjoys Continued Success at Gorlok Gala

The John R. Park Debate Society continued its Spring 2021 season with a small contingent of competitors at both the Gorlok Gala hosted by Webster University and the Vanderbilt Invitational hosted by Vanderbilt University. Over the weekend, members of the Debate Society competed against over more than 60 different colleges and universities from more than 25 states. For their efforts, competitors brought home two tournament championships and competed in elimination rounds in over a half dozen events. The Debate Society will continue their season on February 12-14 at the Talk Hawk Invitational hosted by Las Positas College. 


Gorlok Gala 
Individual Speech Awards:
1st Place - Persuasive Speaking - Meredith Jenkins
2nd Place - Informative Speaking - Julane Machado
6th Place - Informative Speaking - Jared Lange
Semifinalist - Extemporaneous Speaking - Ashton Zeeman
Quarterfinalist - Impromptu Speaking - Jared Lange
Debate Awards: 
Tournament Champion - IPDA Debate - Meredith Jenkins
Octofinalist - IPDA Debate - Ashton Zeeman
6th Place Speaker - IPDA Debate - Meredith Jenkins
Vanderbilt BP Debate Tournament
28th Place - BP Debate - Tiffany Chan & Grace Osusky
29th Place - BP Debate - Ryan Knippel & Taimur Iftikhar
Last Updated: 7/7/21