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Debate Society Opens 2017-'18 Season by Winning Top Honors

The John R. Park Debate Society traveled to Colorado Springs, Colorado to open its competitive season with top honors at the Al Johnson Memorial Invitational hosted by Colorado College.dbate logo

At the first tournament, the team competed in individual events and debate, facing competition from twenty colleges and universities. Among the other institutions in attendance were the University of Florida, the University of Colorado at Boulder, the United States Air Force Academy, and San Diego State University. Among the team’s many accomplishments, senior Jose Soto and sophomore Chris De Freitas went undefeated on their way to a first place finish in parliamentary debate. The team will look to build on these early results next month when it travels to Reno, Nevada for the Biggest Little City Classic hosted by the University of Nevada.

COMPLETE RESULTS:

Debate Awards

1st Place – Open Parliamentary Debate – Jose Soto & Chris de Freitas

Semifinalists – Open Parliamentary Debate – Courtney Nilson & Amanda Shepherd

Quarterfinalists – Open Parliamentary Debate – Averie Vockel & Shad Wojciechowski

3rd Place Speaker – Open Parliamentary Debate – Averie Vockel

4th Place Speaker – Open Parliamentary Debate – Chris de Freitas

6th Place Speaker – Open Parliamentary Debate – Jose Soto

7th Place Speaker – Open Parliamentary Debate – Courtney Nilson

Individual Event Awards – 1st Half

3rd Place – Prose Interpretation – Jose Soto

3rd Place – Extemporaneous Speaking – Shad Wojciechowski

5th Place – After Dinner Speaking – Averie Vockel

6th Place – Programmed Oral Interpretation – Zac Ray

Individual Event Awards – 2nd Half

3rd Place - Extemporaneous Speaking – Shad Wojciechowski

4th Place – Programmed Oral Interpretation – Zac Ray

Overall Awards

2nd Place – Debate Sweepstakes

4th Place – Combined (IE & Debate) Sweepstakes, Part 1

5th Place – Swing (Part 1 & 2) Sweepstakes

Last Updated: 9/29/17