Cameron Speech and Debate Team places at National Junior Varsity Tournament

The Cameron University Speech and Debate team recently participated in the 3rd Annual Junior Varsity National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kans., placing fifth in the Division 1 Overall Sweepstakes. The tournament is designed for students in their first or second year of competition.

“The Cameron team performed extremely well,” says Sarah Collins, Director of Forensics. “To place in Division 1 – the largest division in the tournament – with only five Cameron students competing was quite an accomplishment. Cameron has quite a young team, including four members with no prior speech and debate experience. I am incredibly proud of the work they are doing and look forward to what the future brings!”

Cameron’s team was made up of Savanah Freeman and Cassandra Stanga, both of Lawton; Bishaka Karki, Kathmandu, Nepal; Kynzie Pierce, Frederick; and Katelynn Wright, Geronimo. Collectively, they participated in 13 events to earn the fifth place overall standing.

Pierce placed fifth in Informative speaking. Wright earned placement in three events: third in Communication Analysis, seventh in NPDA (Parliamentary debate) and tenth in individual sweepstakes.

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March 22, 2013

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