Cameron Speech and Debate team finds competition at state tournament

The Cameron Speech and Debate team recently competed at the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Forensics Association tournament, where team members faced competition from 10 schools. CU’s Braydon Hunter, a freshman from Okmulgee, was crowned the state champion in Poetry Interpretation, and CU placed second in Debate Sweepstakes.

Hunter teamed with Kristopher Mayfield, Okmulgee, for the Duo Interpretation section of the individual events. They finished in fifth place. Mayfield also placed fifth in Impromptu Speaking.

Jacob Ian Snyder, Mabank, Texas, place second in Persuasive Speaking, earning a coveted spot in the upcoming Interstate Oratory Contest. He will compete in that tournament in April.

In Parliamentary Debate, Snyder partnered with Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Jacob Morrison to finish as a semifinalist in the event. He was named fifth place speaker.

In Lincoln Douglas Debate, Cody Jackson, Lavon, Texas, finished in second place and was named second place speaker, while teammate Teague Fox, Tuttle, was named first place speaker.

Next up for the team are the Phi Kappa Delta National Tournament in Nashville and the NFA National Tournament in Osh Kosh, Wis.

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March 14, 2018