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1/26/2006 Singletary Tournament to feature high school speakers

McMINNVILLE – Some 400 high school speakers from around the Northwest are expected to participate in the 74th annual Singletary High School Invitational Forensics Tournament Feb. 3-4 at Linfield 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, public debate and public forum (Ted Turner) debate. Competition will be offered in 12 individual events.

"We look forward to welcoming all of the talented high school speakers to our campus for what promises to be an excellent weekend of competition," said Jackson Miller, director of forensics at Linfield.

Judges are needed for the tournament. Entry deadline is Jan. 31. For more information on judging or registration contact Miller at 503-883-2625.