Episode 21 | 18-Year-Old Prodigy

A great interview with one of the most thoughtful and intelligent young people we've met. Josh has been active in speech and debate for four years, competing in Congressional Debate, Lincoln-Douglas, Extemporaneous Speaking, and World Schools. He is a three-time qualifier and two-time semifinalist to the CHSAA state tournament in Domestic Extemp. Additionally, he most recently placed third with his World Schools team at the National Speech & Debate Tournament while winning eighth speaker overall. Josh was the co-founder and chair of District 51’s middle school debate district. When not competing, Josh finds himself delving into politics and economics. He has interned with U.S. Senator Mark Udall and the Grand Junction Economic Partnership while also advising the Colorado State Legislature on water policy as part of the Colorado Youth Advisory Council. He currently attends United World College-USA, an international boarding school in Montezuma, New Mexico, where he works to improve access to education through Global Social Impact, a social entrepreneurship organization.

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