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John R. Park Debate Society Wins Two International Championships

The John R. Park Debate Society traveled to Montreal, Canada on March 12-14, 2018 to participate in the International Forensics Association Annual Tournament & Conference. In the U's inaugural trip to the tournament, students won two events, placed in finals in two additional events, and finished in the top five teams in the tournament in debate. The team will continue its spring season at the National Parliamentary Debate Association National Championship Tournament in Portland, Oregon on March 23-27, 2018. 


Overall Awards

4th Place – Tournament Sweepstakes

Individual Event Awards

1st Place – After Dinner Speaking – Shad Wojciechowski

1st Place – Impromptu Speaking - Chris De Freitas

2nd Place – Extemporaneous Speaking - Shad Wojciechowski

3rd Place – Rhetorical Criticism - Chris De Freitas

Debate Awards

4th Place – Open Parliamentary Debate – Averie Vockel & Shad Wojciechowski

5th Place– Open Parliamentary Debate – Madeline Lehman & Chris De Freitas

8th Place– IPDA Debate – Zachary Ray

Last Updated: 3/14/18