Awards

UMHB Speech Team Awards

2016-17

 

Texas Christian University, Oct. 14-15, 2016

 

Starr Rivers—1st Programmed Oral Interpretation (AFA, Leg 1), 2nd Poetry Interpretation

(NFA-Q; AFA, Leg 1)

Katie Stringer—2nd Dramatic Interpretation (NFA-Q; AFA, Leg 1), 5th Prose Interpretation (NFA-

Q)

Starr Rivers and Katie Stringer—2nd Duo Interpretation (NFA-Q)

Mike Perry—3rd After Dinner Speaking (NFA-Q, AFA, Leg 1), 5th Poetry Interpretation (NFA-Q),

3rd Individual Sweepstakes

Mike Perry and David Taylor—3rd Duo Interpretation

Carlee Skinner—2nd Prose Interpretation (NFA-Q, AFA, Leg 1)

Guillermo Lopez—4th Dramatic Interpretation (NFA-Q)

Team—1st Sweepstakes

 

 

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Oct. 16, 2016

 

Starr Rivers—1st Programmed Oral Interpretation (AFA, Leg 2), 2nd Poetry Interpretation (AFA,

Leg 2)

Katie Stringer and Starr Rivers—2nd Duo Interpretation

Mike Perry and David Taylor—4th Duo Interpretation

Mike Perry—5th Impromptu (NFA-Q, AFA, Leg 1), 3rd Swing Individual Sweepstakes

David Taylor—4th After Dinner Speaking (NFA-Q)

Guillermo Lopez—3rd Dramatic Interpretation

Carlee Skinner—2nd Prose Interpretation (AFA, Leg 2), 3rd Poetry Interpretation (NFA-Q, AFA,

Leg 1)

Team—3rd Sweepstakes

 

 

Fall TIFA, Nov. 4-5, 2016

 

Starr Rivers—4th Programmed Oral Interpretation (AFA, Leg 3—Q), 6th Poetry Interpretation

Katie Stringer—Semifinalist in Prose Interpretation

Carlee Skinner—Semifinalist in Prose Interpretation

 

 

 

 

 

Tyler Junior College, Nov. 6, 2016

 

Katie Stringer and Starr Rivers—4th in Duo Interpretation (AFA, Leg 1)

Katie Stringer—5th Dramatic Interpretation (AFA, Leg 2)

Carlee Skinner—6th Prose Interpretation

Jenna Albright—6th Dramatic Interpretation (NFA-Q)

 

 

Tyler Junior College, Nov. 18-19, 2016

 

Katie Stringer and Starr Rivers—4th in Duo Interpretation

Jenna Albright and Jenna Forrester—5th in Duo Interpretation

Starr Rivers—5th in Poetry Interpretation

Jenna Forrester—4th in Poetry Interpretation (NFA-Q; AFA, Leg 1)

Jenna Albright—6th in Programmed Oral Interpretation

Katie Stringer—2nd in Prose Interpretation (AFA, Leg 1), 4th in Dramatic Interpretation

 

 

Lone Star Honors College, Nov. 20, 2016

 

Katie Stringer and Starr Rivers—3rd in Duo Interpretation

Jenna Albright and Jenna Forrester—5th in Duo Interpretation

Katie Stringer—1st in Prose Interpretation (AFA, Leg 2)

Jenna Forrester—3rd in Poetry Interpretation (AFA, Leg 2)

Mike Perry—4th in Poetry Interpretation (AFA, Leg 1)

Jenna Albright—4th in Programmed Oral Interpretation, 5th in Dramatic Interpretation

 

 

Spring TIFA, Feb. 3-4, 2017

Starr Rivers—1st in Poetry Interpretation (AFA, Leg 3—Q)

Jenna Albright and Jenna Forrester—6th in Duo Interpretation (NFA-Q)

Guillermo Lopez—3rd in Dramatic Interpretation (NFA-Q, AFA, Leg 1)

Jenna Albright—4th in Dramatic Interpretation (AFA, Leg 1)

Carlee Skinner—5th in Dramatic Interpretation (NFA-Q, AFA, Leg 1)

Katie Stringer—6th in Dramatic Interpretation

Team—2nd Sweepstakes

 

 

 

Prairie View A&M University, Feb. 17-18, 2017

Jenna Albright and Jenna Forrester—1st in Duo Interpretation

Katie Stringer and Starr Rivers—4th in Duo Interpretation

Mike Perry and David Taylor—5th in Duo Interpretation

Katie Stringer—2nd in Dramatic Interpretation (AFA, Leg 2)

Carlee Skinner—1st in Dramatic Interpretation (AFA, Leg 2), 1st in Prose Interpretation (AFA, Leg, 3—Q)

Jenna Albright—3rd in Dramatic Interpretation (AFA, Leg 2), 4th in Programmed Oral Interpretation

David Taylor—6th in Impromptu (NFA-Q, AFA, Leg 1), 7th in After Dinner Speaking

Mike Perry—6th in Poetry Interpretation, 4th in Quadrathon

Team—3rd place Sweepstakes

 

 

Texas A&M University, Feb. 19, 2017

Katie Stringer and Starr Rivers—1st in Duo Interpretation (AFA, Leg 2)

Jenna Forrester and Jenna Albright—2nd in Duo Interpretation (AFA, Leg 2)

Mike Perry and David Taylor—5th Duo Interpretation

Jenna Forrester—3rd in Poetry Interpretation (AFA, Leg 2)

Mike Perry—6th in Poetry Interpretation

David Taylor—6th in Impromptu

Katie Stringer—6th in Dramatic Interpretation

Jenna Albright—5th in Dramatic Interpretation

Team—3rd place Sweepstakes

 

 

Speech on the Beach Day 1, Feb. 24-25, 2017

Katie Stringer and Starr Rivers—4th in Duo Interpretation

Katie Stringer—4th in Dramatic Interpretation (AFA, Leg 3—Q)

Mike Perry—5th in Impromptu and 3rd in After Dinner Speaking

 

 

Speech on the Beach Day 2, Feb. 26, 2017

Mike Perry—5th in Poetry Interpretation, 4th in Impromptu, 4th in After Dinner Speaking

 

 

American Forensic Association National Individual Events Tournament Qualifiers:

Starr Rivers—Poetry Interpretation, Programmed Oral Interpretation

Katie Stringer—Dramatic Interpretation

Carlee Skinner—Prose Interpretation

 

 

National Forensic Association National Tournament Qualifiers:

Starr Rivers and Katie Stringer—Duo Interpretation

Jenna Albright and Jenna Forrester—Duo Interpretation

Starr Rivers—Poetry Interpretation

Katie Stringer—Dramatic Interpretation, Prose Interpretation

Mike Perry—After Dinner Speaking, Impromptu, Poetry Interpretation

Carlee Skinner—Prose Interpretation, Poetry Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation

Guillermo Lopez—Dramatic Interpretation

David Taylor—After Dinner Speaking, Impromptu

Jenna Albright—Dramatic Interpretation

Jenna Forrester—Poetry Interpretation

 

Awards 2015-16

Bayou Swing—San Jacinto College North half—Oct. 23-24, 2015

Stephen Bedwell—Persuasion 5th
Kelzye Isham—Impromptu semifinalist
Mike Perry—After Dinner Speaking 2nd
Carlee Skinner—Program Oral Interpretation 6th
Katie Stringer—Program Oral Interpretation 5th 

Bayou Swing—Lone Star College-North Harris half—Oct. 25, 2015

Stephen Bedwell—Persuasion 5th
Mike Perry—After Dinner Speaking 5th
Starr Rivers—Poetry 6th
Carlee Skinner—Prose 6th, Program Oral Interpretation 5th
Katie Stringer—Program Oral Interpretation 6th

Fall Texas Intercollegiate Forensic Association—Nov. 7, 2015

Carlee Skinner—Lincoln-Douglas Debate semifinalist
Stephen Bedwell—Lincoln-Douglas Debate semifinalist
Kelzye Isham—Impromptu 2nd
Mike Perry—After Dinner Speaking 2nd
Starr Rivers—Poetry 6th
Allison McKeown—Persuasion 3rd Novice
David Taylor—Persuasion 4th Novice
Team—Individual Events Sweepstakes 3rd
Team—Overall Sweepstakes 4th

Del Mar College—Nov. 8, 2015

Carlee Skinner—Prose 6th
Starr Rivers—Poetry 5th

Central Texas College—Nov. 14, 2015

Katie Stringer—Program Oral Interpretation 6th

Tyler Junior College—Nov. 15, 2015

Katie Stringer—Program Oral Interpretation 3rd, Dramatic Interpretation 3rd
Stephen Bedwell—Persuasion 2nd, Impromptu 5th
Starr Rivers—Poetry 6th

Off-Broadway Swing—Suffolk half—Dec. 5, 2015

Carlee Skinner—Program Oral Interpretation 5th, Prose 7th
Kelzye Isham—Impromptu 3rd
Mike Perry—After Dinner Speaking 3rd

Off-Broadway Swing—Nassau half—Dec. 6, 2015

Kelzye Isham—Impromptu 1st, After Dinner Speaking 4th
Carlee Skinner—Program Oral Interpretation 3rd
Mike Perry—After Dinner Speaking 3rd, Impromptu 6th, Program Oral Interpretation 6th
Stephen Bedwell—Persuasion 4th, Impromptu 5th
Katie Stringer—Program Oral Interpretation 4th
Team—Individual Events Sweepstakes 3rd

Cowtown Two-Step Swing—Tarrant County College half—Jan. 22-23, 2016

Starr Rivers—Poetry 1st  and Top Novice
Jenna Albright and Jenna Forrester—Duo 5th
Allison McKeown—Persuasion Top Novice

Cowtown Two-Step Swing—West Texas A&M half—Jan. 24, 2016

Jenna Albright and Jenna Forrester—Duo 4th
Katie Stringer—Prose 6th, Program Oral Interpretation 5th  and Top Novice
Carlee Skinner—Program Oral Interpretation 3rd
Allison McKeown—Persuasion Top Novice

Spring Texas Intercollegiate Forensic Association—Feb. 5-6, 2016

Carlee Skinner—Lincoln-Douglas Debate State Champion, 2nd place LD Speaker
Stephen Bedwell—Lincoln-Douglas Debate semifinalist, 4th place LD Speaker
Starr Rivers—Program Oral Interpretation 2nd
Team—Overall Sweepstakes 4th

Howard Payne—Feb. 7, 2016

Starr Rivers—Program Oral Interpretation 6th, Poetry Interpretation 6th
Kelzye Isham—Prose Interpretation 5th 

Speech on the Beach—Del Mar half—Feb. 19-20, 2016

Starr Rivers—Program Oral Interpretation 1st, Poetry 2nd, Individual Sweepstakes 4th
Katie Stringer—Program Oral Interpretation 3rd, Dramatic Interpretation 4th
Mike Perry—Impromptu 2nd, After Dinner Speaking 4th, Persuasion 4th
Allison McKeown—Persuasion 2nd, Informative 3rd
Guillermo Lopez—Program Oral Interpretation 6th
David Taylor—Persuasion 5th
Team—Individual Events Sweepstakes 2nd, Overall Sweepstakes 3rd 

Speech on the Beach—San Jacinto half—Feb. 21, 2016

Starr Rivers—Program Oral Interpretation 3rd, Poetry 3rd, Swing Individual Sweepstakes 5th
Katie Stringer—Program Oral Interpretation 2nd, Dramatic Interpretation 4th, Prose 3rd, Individual Sweepstakes 5th
Mike Perry—Persuasion 2nd, After Dinner Speaking 4th
Allison McKeown—Informative 2nd, Persuasion 4th
Guillermo Lopez—Program Oral Interpretation 6th, Dramatic Interpretation 6th
David Taylor—Persuasion 5th
Team—Individual Events Sweepstakes 1st, Overall Swing Sweepstakes 2nd

Speech Nowhere Near the Beach—Prairie View A&M half—Feb. 26-27, 2016

Mike Perry—Impromptu 1st, Persuasion 5th, After Dinner Speaking 4th
Allison McKeown—Persuasion 1st, Informative 1st
Starr Rivers—Program Oral Interpretation 1st, Poetry 3rd
Kelzye Isham—Prose 5th
Carlee Skinner—Prose 4th, Program Oral Interpretation 2nd
Katie Stringer—Dramatic Interpretation 4th, Prose 3rd, Program Oral Interpretation 3rd
Stephen Bedwell—Persuasion 2nd
Guillermo Lopez—5th Dramatic Interpretation
David Taylor—Impromptu 4th, Persuasion—6th
Team—Individual Events Sweepstakes 1st, Overall Sweepstakes 1st

Speech Nowhere Near the Beach—Texas A&M half—Feb. 27-28, 2016

Mike Perry—Impromptu 1st, After Dinner Speaking 2nd, Persuasion 6th
Stephen Bedwell—Impromptu 4th, Persuasion 4th
Carlee Skinner—Prose 4th, Program Oral Interpretation 3rd
Katie Stringer—Dramatic Interpretation 3rd
Guillermo Lopez—Dramatic Interpretation 5th
Starr Rivers—Program Oral Interpretation 1st, Poetry 1st
Allison McKeown—Persuasion 1st, Informative 1st
David Taylor—Persuasion 5th
Team—Individual Event Sweepstakes 1st, Overall Swing Sweepstakes 1st

Novice Nationals—Lafayette, LA—March 11-13, 2016

Starr Rivers and Katie Stringer—Duo Interpretation 4th
Starr Rivers—Poetry Interpretation 4th, Program Oral Interpretation 4th
Katie Stringer—Dramatic Interpretation 5th
Team—Division II Sweepstakes 3rd

The UMHB Speech and Debate Team has had an unprecedented number of students qualify for nationals this year.  There are two national tournaments—one through the American Forensic Association and one through the National Forensic Association.  The AFA tournament is considered more prestigious because it is more difficult to qualify for.  Here are our qualifiers for the 2015-16 school year:

American Forensic Association:

Kelzye Isham—impromptu speaking
Starr Rivers—poetry interpretation and program oral interpretation
Allison McKeown—persuasive speaking and informative speaking
Carlee Skinner—program oral interpretation
Mike Perry—after dinner speaking and impromptu speaking

National Forensic Association:

Kelzye Isham—impromptu speaking, after dinner speaking, prose interpretation
Starr Rivers—poetry interpretation and program oral interpretation
Allison McKeown—persuasive speaking and informative speaking
Katie Stringer—program oral interpretation, prose interpretation, dramatic interpretation
Carlee Skinner—program oral interpretation, prose interpretation, Lincoln-Douglas debate
Mike Perry—after dinner speaking, persuasive speaking, and impromptu speaking
Stephen Bedwell—persuasive speaking, impromptu speaking, Lincoln-Douglas debate
David Taylor—impromptu speaking

UMHB Speech and Debate Team
Kathy Owens, Director of Forensics
kathy.owens@umhb.edu
Address:  900 College Street, Box 8012A | Belton, TX 76513
Phone: (254) 295-5512