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3/7/2007 Linfield student speakers place in Salem tourney

McMINNVILLE - Three Linfield College forensics students placed at the American Forensic Association National Individual Events Qualifier Tournament in Salem, Feb. 25.

Linfield was one of ten colleges and universities from Oregon, Montana, Washington and California to participate in the tournament. The competition featured two preliminary rounds and a final round of 11 individual events, including prepared speaking, limited preparation speeches and oral interpretation of literature, as well as world-style debate.

Sophomore Meg Appledoorn of Woodburn placed fourth in open informative speaking, open persuasive speaking and open communication analysis. Sophomore Morgan St. Jean of Clackamas earned third in open persuasive speaking and fifth place in open communication analysis, and senior Tristan Attwood of Forest Grove placed sixth in debate speaker points. Sophomore Kate Peterson of Bozeman, Mont., and juniors Corey Crawley-Hall of Moscow, Idaho, and Aaron Larsen of Klamath Falls also participated in the tournament.

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