More than 400 students from thirty-five high schools throughout Oregon have gathered on Linfield's McMinnville campus to participate in the 79th annual Singletary High School Forensics Tournament.
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 of teaching.
The event offers 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 is offered in 12 individual events, including extemporaneous, after-dinner, and expository speaking and dramatic and humorous interpretation of literature.
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