Parish Speech and Debate students Davis Larkin (’15) and Mark Wilson (’15) traveled to Northwestern University to compete in the 13th annual Tournament of Champions in Extemporaneous Speaking.
After two days of competition and a combined 21 speeches, the boys walked out the door with three individual honors and 1st place team sweepstakes.
Only three schools advanced multiple students into elimination rounds in extemporaneous speaking. Davis Larkin finished 3rd in extemporaneous speaking, improving over the past two years when he advanced to the quarter-finals. Mark Wilson finished 5th place in impromptu speaking and also reached the quarter-final of the main extemporaneous speaking event.
This is Parish's first win at the Tournament of Champions after finishing in 2nd place in 2013 with Cyrus Ghaznavi, Oliver Sherren, and Davis.