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Northwest Missouri State University Speaking Bearcats
Northwest Missouri State University
Feb. 18, 2013
The Speaking Bearcats of Northwest Missouri State University win this year’s Missouri Association of Forensic Activities championship.
MARYVILLE, Mo. Northwest Missouri State University’s Speaking Bearcats traveled to Southwest Baptist University to compete in the 2013 Missouri Association of Forensic Activities championship. After a weekend of stiff competition, the Speaking Bearcats claimed the State Championship title.
“This success not only acknowledges the hard work of the team this past season, but positions them well for the upcoming Pi Kappa Delta Biennial Convention in March, “ Head Coach Brian Swafford said.
Carl Stafford, a senior from St. Louis, Mo, was named Pentathlon State Champion; the best speaker in the state of Missouri. He is also the State Champion in Dramatic Interpretation. Carl placed second in Program of Oral Interpretation and Poetry Interpretation, as well as reaching the semi-finals in Impromptu Speaking.
Sam Stone, a junior from Independence, Mo, was named State Champion of Poetry Interpretation.
Gabbi Ray, a junior from St. Louis, Mo, took the title of State Champion in Program of Oral Interpretation. She placed third in Poetry Interpretation.
Kelsey Bowers, junior from Independence, Mo, was runner up in Dramatic Interpretation. She came in fourth in Prose Interpretation.
Megan Boucher, a junior from Council Bluffs, Iowa, placed fourth in Dramatic Interpretation. Placing fifth was Tony Pulford, a junior from Independence, Mo.
In Dramatic Duo Interpretation, Tony Pulford and Sam Stone took third. Nataleigh Brull, a freshman from Overland Park, Kan., and Tony Pulford placed fourth. Carl Stafford and Gabi Ray came in fifth.