The Cameron University forensics team kicked off the spring competition season by claiming a multitude of trophies at the recent Cowtown Swing Tournament in Ft. Worth, Texas, hosted by Tarrant County College and West Texas A&M University. Competing against 13 schools, the Aggie speech and debate competitors claimed three team sweepstake awards in addition to numerous individual awards.
In Parliamentary Debate, Cameron swept the top three spots. Danny McQuarters and Nick Pasternak, both from Kansas City, Mo., were co-tournament champions along with the team of Alex Amos, Broken Arrow, and Jonathon Good, Tipton. Savannah Price and Cody Jackson, both from Lavon, Texas, claimed the third place trophy.
In Lincoln Douglas Debate, the Aggies claimed the top four spots at the tournament. Amos picked up another tournament championship, Jackson placed second, Pasternak was third, and McQuarters placed fourth.
Podium sweeps in the debate classes resulted in the first place Debate Sweepstakes trophy for the team.
In Individual Events, Elizabeth Good, Tipton, placed second in Poetry and fourth in Prose. Savanna Sanders, Madill, placed fourth in Program Oral Interpretation. Price finished fifth in Poetry, and Jonathon Good placed third in After Dinner Speaking. Katelynn Wright, Geronimo, also represented the Aggies in the competition. The team claimed the third place Individual Events Sweepstakes trophy.
In the Overall Sweepstakes awards, the Aggie competitors claimed the second place prize, thanks to their strong showing in all divisions.
Next up for the Aggie forensics competitors is the annual Border Wars Tournament in Salina, Kansas, where the team will host the second round of competition following their participation in round one.
January 30, 2015