Cameron University announces results of Speech Camp speech tournament

Cameron University hosted a speech tournament on July 14-15 during its 37th annual Speech Camp. During the tournament, participants competed in speaking, interpretation and acting events in two divisions: beginning and advanced.  Awards were presented to the top three overall competitors in each division and to the top five competitors in each event. The tournament was run by coaches Paula McConnell of Marlow High School, Jennifer Denslow of Oologah High School and retired coach Cosette Wymer of Fairview High School. 

In the advanced division, Stephanie Milligan of Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School in Oklahoma City was awarded top honors by placing first in dramatic duet and humorous duet and third in humorous interpretation. Sam Morse of Shattuck High School finished second overall by placing first in both extemporaneous speaking and monologue.  Sarah Garner of Blue Springs High School in Blue Springs, Mo., Karisa Cooper of Marlow High School, and Caroline Cosner of Muldrow High School tied for third place.

In the beginning division, Daniel Pae of Lawton High School took top honors after finishing first in extemporaneous speaking, first in original oratory, and third in poetry interpretation. Bailey Anderson of Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School finished in second overall after placing first in prose interpretation and tying with Pae for first in extemporaneous speaking. Bailey Hallum of Marietta High School and Victoria Kay M. Bowers of Northwest Classen High School in Oklahoma City tied for third place.

Placings in each of the events follow.

Advanced Extemporaneous Speaking

1st- Sam Morse, Shattuck High School

2nd- Omar Rana, Riverfield Country Day School, Tulsa, OK

3rd- Jamison Keefover, McLoud High School

4th- RaeAnn Lloyd, Geronimo High School

5th- Preston Warden, McLoud High School

Beginning Extemporaneous Speaking

1st- Bailey Anderson, Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School, Oklahoma City

1st - Daniel Pae, Lawton High School

3rd- Terrance Sowells-Kemp, Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School, Oklahoma City

Advanced Dramatic Duet

1st- Stephanie Milligan, Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School, Oklahoma City and Caroline Cosner, Muldrow High School

2nd- Emi Kniffen and Mike Dunham, Maize South High School, Wichita, Kan.

3rd- Mary O’Neal and Jill Smith, Blue Springs High School, Blue Springs, Mo.

4th- Shane Arnold and Morgan Baker, Mounds High School

Beginning Dramatic Duet

1st- Tayler Robertson and Megan Thornton, Claremore High School

Advanced Humorous Duet

1st- Stephanie Milligan, Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School, Oklahoma City and Bobby Greeson, Norman High School

2nd- Bria Smith and Allison Carlton, Lawton Academy of Arts and Sciences

2nd- Rylee Rankin and Natalie Sacket, Fairview High School

4th- Shane Arnold, Mounds High School and Samantha Coffman, Kingfisher High School

4th- Sammy Hill and Jake Neighbors, Muldrow High School

Advanced Standard Oratory

1st- Tori Hack, Marlow High School

2nd- Sam Kimbraugh, Marlow High School

3rd- Elizabeth Good, Tipton High School

4th- Preston Ward, McLoud High School

Beginning Standard Oratory

1st- Casi Hembree, Marietta High School

Advanced Original Oratory

1st- Karisa Cooper, Marlow High School

2nd- Omar Rana, Riverfield Country Day School

3rd- Logan Davis, Shawnee High School

4th- Seth Shepard, Kingfisher High School

5th- Emily Barton, Deer Creek High School, Edmond

Beginning Original Oratory

1st- Daniel Pae, Lawton High School

2nd- Cassandra Morgan, Marietta High School

Advanced Humorous Interpretation

1st- Bobby Greeson, Norman High School

2nd- Tyler Hall, Marlow High School

3rd- Stephanie Milligan, Bishop McGuiness Catholic High School, Oklahoma City

4th- Winter Canard, Claremore High School

5th- Jake Neighbors, Muldrow High School

Beginning Humorous Interpretation

1st- Victoria Kay M. Bowers, Northwest Classen High School, Oklahoma City

Advanced Dramatic Interpretation

1st- Mike Dunham, Maize South High School, Wichita, Kan.

2nd- Rylee Rankin, Fairview Highs School

3rd- Sara Garner, Blue Springs High School, Blue Springs, Mo.

4th- Natalie Sacket, Fairview High School

5th- Emi Kniffin, Maize South High School, Wichita, Kan.

Advanced Prose Interpretation

1st- Sarah Garner, Blue Springs High School, Blue Springs, Mo.

1st- Cara Williams, Marlow High School

3rd- Preston Warden, McLoud High School

4th- Tori Hacket, Marlow High School

5th- RaeAnn Lloyd, Geronimo High School

Beginning Prose Interpretation

1st- Bailey Anderson, Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School, Oklahoma City

2nd- Bailey Hallum, Marietta High School

3rd- Casi Hembree, Marietta High School

4th- Cassandra Morgan,Marietta High School

Advanced Poetry Interpretation

1st- Rayne Grandy, Marlow High School

2nd- Nate Vanderpool, Blue Springs High School, Blue Springs, Mo.

3rd- Karisa Cooper, Marlow High School

4th- Tyler Hall, Marlow High School

5th- Savanna Sanders, Madill High School

Beginning Poetry Interpretation

1st- Terrance Sowells-Kemp, Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School, Oklahoma City

2nd- Isabella Jennings, Northwest Classen High School, Oklahoma City

3rd- Daniel Pae, Lawton High School

Advanced Monologue

1st- Sam Morse, Shattuck High School

2nd- Morgan Baker, Mounds High School

3rd- Caroline Cosner, Muldrow High School

4th- Sam Kimbraugh, Marlow High School

5th- Emily Barton, Deer Creek High School, Edmond

Beginning Monologue

1st- Bailey Hallum, Marietta High School

2nd- Victoria Kay M. Bowers, Northwest Classen High School, Oklahoma City

3rd- Isabella Jennings, Northwest Classen High School, Oklahoma City

4th- Tayler Robertson, Claremore High School

5th- Megan Thornton, Claremore High School

Cameron’s annual Speech Camp was launched in 1975. Over a two-week period, more than 330 students from 97 high schools in six states attended the camp, which was staffed by 73 volunteers from more than 50 high schools, colleges, and universities across the country.

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July 22, 2011

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