At the end of last month, the Lamar State College-Orange Speech and Debate Team competed in the Tarrant County Community College Novice Speech and Debate Tournament in Ft. Worth.  The team earned seven individual awards and two team awards:
1st place in After Dinner Speaking – Michelle Stuckey
2nd place in Prose Interpretation – Angela Teal
2nd place in Program Interpretation – Angela Teal
2nd place in Persuasive Speaking – Brittney Dorman
4th place in Informative Speaking – Brittney Dorman
5th place in Prose Interpretation – Allison Stewart
6th place in Prose Interpretation – Michelle Stuckey
2nd place for Individual Event Sweepstakes – LSCO
2nd place Overall Sweepstakes – LSCO
“As a team, we finished right behind Southern Methodist University!  What can I say?  I am soooo proud of this brand new team of beginners!  There are three things that really highlighted this weekend.
“Angela Teal’s 2nd in Program Interpretation was her class assignment from the Spring 09 Oral Interpretation class.  Brittney Dorman’s 2nd in Persuasive Speaking was her class assignment from the May mini-session 09 Public Speaking class,” said instructor Kevin Doss. “It is a great feeling to have a student’s coursework rewarded!”
LSC-O also had three of the six finalist positions in Prose Interpretation.