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1/20/2005 High school speakers to gather at annual Singletary Tournament

McMINNVILLE ? High school speakers from around the Northwest will participate in the 73rd annual Singletary High School Invitational Forensics Tournament Feb. 4-5 at Linfield College.

The tournament, one of the oldest high school invitational tournaments in the nation, is sponsored by the Linfield College Forensics Program, the Oregon Alpha Chapter of Pi Kappa Delta, and the Department of Theatre and Communication Arts. The tournament honors Craig Singletary, Linfield professor emeritus, and his work with forensics and speech communication in the Northwest. He retired from Linfield in 1993 after 33 years.

The event will offer four preliminary rounds as well as semi-final and final elimination rounds of Oregon-style cross-examination policy debate, Lincoln-Douglas debate, public debate and public forum (Ted Turner) debate. Competition will be offered in 12 individual events.

For more information on judging or registration contact Jackson Miller, director of forensics, 503-883-2625 or Brenda DeVore Marshall, associate professor of theatre and communication arts, 503-883-2290. The entry deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 1.