Cameron University’s 30th Annual High School Speech Demonstration Day slated for Sept. 19

Cameron University's Department of Communication will host the 30th Annual High School Speech Demonstration Day from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 19 at the McMahon Auditorium and the Museum of the Great Plains. Last year's state speech, drama and debate winners from Oklahoma high schools have been invited to perform their winning contest pieces. The event provides an opportunity for competitive speech and debate students to observe and learn from last year’s winning entries. Admission for middle and high school students is $8 per person; sponsors are admitted at no charge. Advance registration is required. To obtain a registration form, contact the Cameron University Department of communication at 581-2359.

Individual events – Prose, Standard Oratory, Humorous Interpretation, Original Oratory, Dramatic Duet Acting, Dramatic Interpretation, Extemporaneous Interpretation, Poetry, Monologue and Humorous Duet Acting – will be performed at the McMahon Auditorium.. Emcee Paula McConnell of Marlow will describe and discuss each contest event during a fast-paced, entertaining program. 

Lincoln-Douglas Debate and Cross-Examination Team Debate workshops and short demonstrations will take place in the Museum Auditorium. Fred Collins of Ardmore will lead the workshops and serve as emcee. 

Last year, the event attracted more than 800 students and teachers from 45 Oklahoma middle and high schools, who assembled to watch and learn about competitive speech events.


September 10, 2013