Cameron University forensics team competition season kicks off

The Cameron University forensics team kicked off its competition season at the Derryberry Tournament hosted by Southwest Baptist University last weekend. The Aggies competed against teams from 19 colleges and universities from six states, coming home with fourth place team finishes in debate sweepstakes, individual event sweepstakes and overall sweepstakes.

“This was a great first tournament for the season,” says Sarah Collins, Director of Forensics. “Our students worked very hard to prepare for the tournament, and their hard work paid off. I’m looking forward to the rest of the season with this outstanding group of competitors. I predict great success!”

Savanna Sanders, Madill, won first place in Dramatic Interpretation, third place in Persuasion and sixth place in Poetry.

Kristopher Mayfield, Okmulgee, teamed with Sav Price, Lavon, Texas, to take first place in Open Public Forum.  Mayfield also place third in Poetry and sixth in Programmed Oral Interpretation. He was ranked third in the Bright Young Scholar category.

Alex Amos, Broken Arrow, advanced to the semi-finals in Impromptu Speaking and the quarter-finals in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.

Also competing and contributing to overall team points were Cody Jackon, Lavon, Texas, and Teague Fox, Mustang.

Next up is the Carl Albert Tournament in Poteau.

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October 13, 2016

PR #16-150