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John R. Park Debate Society Takes Top Honors in Stockton

On November 1-3, the John R. Park Debate Society continued its Fall season by attending three tournaments held in Stockton and San Rafael, California. The first tournament (part of a pair of events hosted in Stockton by the University of the Pacific and San Joaquin Delta College) saw the team advance 100%, or 15 of 15, events to final rounds and won the U top overall honors at the tournament. On November 2ndand 3rd, part of the team continued their competition at the second tournament in Stockton, while another group of students travelled to San Rafael, CA to participate in a British parliamentary debate tournament at Dominican University. At the former, the team sustained its earlier success with 3 additional final round appearances and a top overall school award (swing sweepstakes) across the two tournaments. And, in San Rafael, Utah debaters prevailed over students from UC-Berkeley, University of Miami (FL), University of Alaska, and the University of Mississippi, finishing in the semifinal round of the tournament. The team will conclude its Fall season in Thousand Oaks, CA at the Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics Association Fall Championships on Dec. 5-9, 2019.



Overall Awards

1stPlace – 4-year University Swing Sweepstakes

1stPlace – 4-year University Sweepstakes (Mustang Invitational @ San Joaquin Delta)

Individual Event Awards – Mustang Invitational (Stockton, CA)

1stPlace – After Dinner Speaking – Ben Jensen

1stPlace – Communication Analysis – Grace Osusky

2ndPlace – Extemporaneous Speaking – Katie Workman

2ndPlace – Informative Speaking – Billy Finlay

2ndPlace – Persuasive Speaking – Wendy Joseph

2ndPlace – Programmed Oral Interpretation – Vivian Lee

3rdPlace – Extemporaneous Speaking – Grace Osusky

3rdPlace – Poetry Interpretation – Vivian Lee

3rdPlace – Programmed Oral Interpretation – Wendy Joseph

4thPlace – Communication Analysis – Billy Finlay

5thPlace – After Dinner Speaking – Jared Lange

5thPlace – Informative Speaking – Ben Jensen

5thPlace – Persuasive Speaking – Billy Finlay

5thPlace – Programmed Oral Interpretation – Katie Workman

6thPlace – Impromptu Speaking – Jared Lange

Individual Event Awards – Paul Winters Invitational (Stockton, CA)

1st Place - Informative Speaking- Billy Finlay

1st Place - Persuasive Speaking - Billy Finlay

2nd Place - Communication Analysis - Billy Finlay

4th Place - Impromptu Speaking - Ashton Poindexter

Debate Awards – Penguin Invitational (San Rafael, CA)

6thSpeaker - British Parliamentary Debate – Grace Osusky

8thSpeaker - British Parliamentary Debate - Ben Jensen

Semifinalists - British Parliamentary Debate - Grace Osusky and Ben Jensen

Last Updated: 11/8/19