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4/7/2009 Linfield forensics competes in recent competition


         McMINNVILLE – The Linfield College forensics team participated in the Pi Kappa Delta Biennial Convention and Tournament in Shreveport, La., March 18-21.

         The tournament included 65 school and more than 600 students from across the nation and featured 12 individual events, a one-on-one debate event, parliamentary debate, legislative debate and readers’ theatre. Students received a rating of superior for finishing in the top 10 percent of their event and a rating of excellent for a finish in the top 30 percent.

         Morgan St. Jean, a senior from Portland, received superior rating in varsity one-on-one debate and was third in the nation. She also received an excellent rating in impromptu speaking. Kate Peterson, a senior from Bozeman, Mont., received superior rating in poetry interpretation and placed second in the nation. Peterson and Darren Valenta, a sophomore from Klamath Falls, received superior rating in duo interpretation and were fourth in the nation. Nick Zimmers, a freshman from Medford, received an excellent rating in novice one-on-one debate.

         For more information contact Jackson Miller, director of forensics and associate professor of communication arts, at 503-883-2625 or