Cameron Speech and Debate team claims top three finish

Cameron University's Speech and Debate team claimed a top three finish at the McNeese State University Western Round-up, held in Lake Charles, LA from November 20-21. Cameron placed third overall out of 12 colleges and universities that attended. 

In debate competition, Josh Pope, Lawton, and Roxanne Christian, Salisbury, Dominica, finished as semi-finalists in varsity parliamentary debate. A defeat by a team from Webster University St. Louis prevented Pope and Christian from advancing to the final round. Randy Mihalik, Lawton, and Felicia Manners, Charlestown, St. Kitts & Nevis, advanced to the Novice Parliamentary debate final round, losing to a team from McNeese State. Tabetha Kautzman, Marlow, was the seventh ranked speaker in the tournament.

Cameron competitors also had success in speaking events. Jordan Scribner, Jenks, continued a stellar year of competition by finishing first in persuasive speaking. She also finished third in dramatic interpretation. Kautzman finished in the top 12 in impromptu speaking after qualifying third but failed to advance to the final round of six. 

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December 2, 2009