Winners of the Speech and Debate Forensics Tournament on the Poteau campus of Carl Albert State College were announced at the conclusion of the three day event.
The overall sweepstakes tournament winner for both halves of the tournament was Northeastern State University. NSU’s director of forensics is Kristopher Copeland, who at one time was at CASC. Second Place was Cameron and third place was Southeastern Oklahoma State.
Day one Sweepstakes winners were West Texas A&M, second place Bethel, third place Northeastern State University.
CASC communication and fine arts instructor Shawna Blake stated, “The CASC team members and I learned a great deal hosting this tournament, plus it was the first chance for the current members of the CASC team to compete.” She continued, “We had 13 universities and colleges from Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Kansas in Poteau over the weekend. Many in attendance mentioned how much they enjoyed the tournament, how nice our campus is, and voiced their appreciation for the hospitality of Carl Albert State College and the city of Poteau.”
Blake concluded, “I would like to thank everyone who came together to make this a success. The support from administration, custodial staff, campus police, as well as faculty and staff made this possible. CASC employees from Poteau and Sallisaw campuses plus community members volunteered to judge events, and their help contributed to making this event a success.”
Pictured with the NSU team are CASC Vice President for Academic Affairs Jason Morrison and Blake. Also pictured are CASC team members Thomasa Stegall and Connor Hofstedder with Blake. Stegall and Hofstedder represented CASC in the Impromptu Speaking event over the weekend.