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Speech and Debate wins Christmas Classic

Christmas Classic
Pictured from Left to Right: Olivia Allen, Jack Broyles, Lauren Snare, Sean Baisden, Megan Poole, Blayne Childers, Sydney Bryan, and Conner Mulvaney

The Speech and Debate team earned the title of Top Oklahoma Forensics program at the Cameron University Christmas Classic. OCU swept the Oklahoma Forensics Circuit this semester as the top program.

Senior Blayne Childers placed first showing in Dramatic Interpretation. Childers, along with his partner sophomore Sean Baisden, earned sixth in Duo Interpretation. Junior Sydney Bryan and freshman Jack Broyles earned fifth in Duo Interpretation. Sophomore Olivia Allen took sixth in Dramatic Interpretation. Sophomore Lauren Snare took fourth in Persuasive Speaking, and senior Conner Mulvaney took third in Communication Analysis.

Earning bids to the American Forensics Association National Tournament were junior Megan Poole, earning fifth in Poetry Interpretation; and Baisden, earning fifth in Prose Interpretation. OCU also earned third in Individual Events Sweepstakes. The team will compete at the Sweetheart Swing the weekend of Feb. 14 at Cameron University.