Cameron forensics team wraps up Hutchinson tournament

The Cameron University Forensics Team journeyed to Hutchinson, KS last weekend to participate in the third annual "Debates on a Plain" and Forensics Tournament sponsored by Hutchinson Community College and Sterling College. A total of 21 college and universities participated in the tournament.

In Individual Events, CU racked up a ninth place finish and was the highest placing school from Oklahoma. CU sophomore Jordan Scribner of Jenks finished second in Persuasive Speaking and sixth in Dramatic Interpretation. 

"Many of our team members tried one or more Individual Events for the first time, so the experience and the practice we gained from this tournament will be beneficial for us at future tournaments," Scribner said.

Troy Flewellen of Tulsa and Lamod McFadden of Lawton, both sophomores, finished as Parliamentary Debate quarterfinalists in the Varsity Division. Their tournament ended following a loss to Sterling College on a 3-0 decision. Flewellen placed ninth in Top Speaker Points in the Parliamentary Debate Varsity Division.

In the Novice Division, junior Felicia Manners of Charlestown, St. Kitt's & Nevis, and Roxanne Christian of Salisbury, Dominica, finished sixth after compiling a 3-2 win-loss record. The team missed debating in the elimination portion due to a tiebreaker. Christian placed 10th in Top Speaker Points in the Parliamentary Debate Novice Division.

Cameron University competes in several intercollegiate tournaments each year and is a member of Pi Kappa Delta. For more information about CU Forensics team, contact Director of Forensics Daniel Schabot at dschabot@cameron.edu.

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PR# 09-199 09-30-09