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12/11/2006 Linfield forensics students place in recent competition

McMINNVILLE - Four Linfield College forensics students reached the final round at the Lewis and Clark College Tournament in Portland Dec. 2-3.

Linfield was one of nine colleges and universities from Oregon and Washington to participate in the tournament. The competition featured 12 individual events as well as parliamentary debate.

Sophomore Kate Peterson of Bozeman, Mont., earned second in open after dinner speaking and third in open communication analysis. Sophomore Meg Appledoorn of Woodburn placed second in open persuasive speaking and third in open informative speaking. Junior Ann Sinclair of Kanab, Utah, placed fourth in open persuasive speaking, while freshman Marley Badolati of Grants Pass placed sixth in open impromptu speaking. Senior Tristan Attwood of Forest Grove, junior Corey Crowley-Hall of Moscow, Idaho, and senior Gerry Turner of Corvallis also competed.

For more information on the Linfield forensics team, contact Jackson Miller, director of forensics and assistant professor of communication arts at Linfield, at 503-883-2625.