The Cameron University Forensics Team brought home the top Oklahoma School Sweepstakes Award at its latest speech and debate competition, the Sweetheart Swing hosted by the University of Oklahoma and West Texas A&M University. The Aggies faced competitors from 27 colleges and universities during the two-day tournament.
On Saturday, Alex Amos, Broken Arrow, won the tournament championship in Lincoln Douglas Debate and was also named first place speaker, while teammate Cody Jackson, Community, Texas, was named third place speaker. Dallas Strong, Elgin, placed seventh in persuasive speaking.
On Sunday, Amos placed second in impromptu speaking, and Strong made the finals again in persuasive speaking, claiming sixth place.
Also contributing to the team award were Teague Fox, Tuttle, and Rachael Rowe, Sallisaw.
“After four straight weekends of competition, we now turn our attention to the state tournament in March,” says Sarah Collins, director of CU Forensics. “Then we have national tournaments in March and April. I’m proud of our Aggie competitors for working so diligently.”
February 20, 2017