UW Bothell Debate Society members win awards


Wednesday October 26, 2011
CONTACT: Richard Penny, (425)352-3395,  pennyr2@uw.edu

BOTHELL, Wash. – The newly formed Debate Society at the University of Washington Bothell successfully competed in the Steve Hunt Classic Speech and Debate Tournament hosted by Lewis and Clark College in Lake Oswego, Oregon, from October 7 to 9, 2011.

Student competitors Ismaila Maidadi and Jeff King qualified to compete in the quarterfinals in the novice category. Maidadi won first speaker and King won fourth speaker in the novice category. 

The Debate Society also competed in the Logger Invitational tournament held at the University of Puget Sound, from October 22 to 23.

Student competitor Allison Titchernal won ninth speaker in the novice division, and Soong Kit Wong won seventh speaker in the novice division while Killian O'Connel won tenth speaker in the novice division. Ismaili Maidadi won ninth speaker in the junior division.

About UW Bothell Debate Society: The purpose of the Debate Society at UW Bothell is to develop student skills in speech and argumentation while becoming a regionally and nationally competitive debate team. The program provides opportunities to develop skills in competitive speech, critical discourse and argumentation. Further, this program is meant to enhance student interdisciplinary research skills, critical thinking skills, and oral and written communication.

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning.For more information, visit www.uwb.edu.