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1/22/2007 Linfield welcomes high school speakers for annual tourney

McMINNVILLE - Linfield College will welcome some 400 high school speakers from around the Northwest as they participate in the 75th annual Singletary High School Invitational Forensics Tournament Feb. 2-3 at the 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 and public debate. Competition will be offered in 12 individual events.

Entry deadline is Jan. 30 and judges are needed for the tournament. For more information on judging or registration contact Jackson Miller, Linfield director of forensics, at 503-883-2625, or Brenda DeVore Marshall, professor of theatre and communication arts, at 503-883-2290,