Cameron University’s Speech and Debate team has had a busy competition season, participating in three more tournaments, garnering valuable experience and earning trophies, titles and accolades along the way.
“Hard work and dedication have been paying off for our competitors,” says Sarah Collins, Director of Forensics. “Each tournament allows members of the Cameron forensics squad the opportunity to hone their skills and refine their performances. I’m confident that the momentum carries over into the spring competition season.”
At the Missouri Mule tournament hosted by the University of Central Missouri, the team faced competition from 28 schools. Alex Amos, Broken Arrow, was a quarterfinalist in NFA-Lincoln Douglas Debate. Savanna Sanders, Madill, finished as a semifinalist in Prose Debate. In addition, Sanders and Elizabeth Good, Tipton, placed third in Duo Interpretation. All three earned qualifications for NFA Nationals in April.
At the Storm Classic hosted by Southeastern Oklahoma State University, the Aggie squad was named Top Oklahoma School in the tournament, finishing second in Combined Sweepstakes. Good placed third in Informative Speaking and fifth in Programmed Oral interpretation. Sanders and Good claimed third place in Duo Interpretation, just behind second-place finishers Kris Mayfield, Okmulgee, and Sav Price, Lavon, Texas. Price also claimed first place finishes in both Impromptu Speaking and Persuasive Speaking. Sanders took second in Persuasive Speaking. In Lincoln-Douglas debate, Cody Jackson, Lavon, Texas, made it to the quarterfinals; Danny McQuarters, Kansas City, Mo., finished second, and Amos took first in the event. Jackson and Price earned qualifications to NFA Nationals.
At the Green County Swing in Tulsa, the CU competitors won second in both Debate Sweepstakes and Overall Sweepstakes. McQuarters claimed first place in IPDA and placed fifth in Extemporaneous Speaking. Amos placed third in Extemporaneous Speaking and fifth in Impromptu Speaking. Jackson made it to the semifinals in IPDA and was named second place speaker in that event. Good placed sixth in Programmed Oral Interpretation.
The teams steps out of competition mode to host the Cameron Christmas Classic from December 4-6.
November 23, 2015