Linfield participated in the event along with schools from Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Utah and Montana. The tournament featured two preliminary rounds and a final round of 11 individual events. The events included prepared speaking, limited preparation speeches and oral interpretation of literature.
Freshman Amanda Dale of Anchorage, Alaska, placed first in novice extemporaneous speaking and third in novice impromptu speaking, while junior Heather Slocum of Chico, Calif., also competed at the tournament.
The tournament marked the end of the season for the Northwest Forensics Conference and awards were presented for overall accomplishments. Linfield placed second in division two college and university sweepstakes for its merits during the season, according to Jackson Miller, director of forensics and assistant professor of communication arts at Linfield.
"It’s fantastic to be able to say we placed second in our division," he said. "This is a credit to the hard work our students have put in this year and to their success at the conference tournaments in particular."
The next tournament for the team will occur Feb. 27 through 29 at Willamette University. For more information on the Linfield Forensics team contact Miller, 503-883-2625.