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11/13/2006 Linfield College forensics students compete in New York

McMINNVILLE - Linfield College forensics students participated in the Long Island Swing Tournament Oct. 28-29. The tournament was hosted by Nassau Community College and Suffolk County Community College.

Linfield was one of 13 colleges and universities from Oregon, New York, New Jersey, California, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Ohio represented at the tournament. The competition featured two preliminary rounds and a final round of 11 events that included prepared speaking, limited preparation speeches and oral interpretation of literature.

Sophomore Janelle Davis of Boring placed third in Open Impromptu Speaking. Sophomores Morgan St. Jean of Portland and Megan Appledoorn of Woodburn placed second and fifth in Open Communication Analysis and Chipo Dendere of Zimbabwe placed sixth in Open Poetry Interpretation and Open Duo Interpretation. Senior Tristan Attwood of Forest Grove also competed.

“The competition was outstanding. It is always nice to see what teams from other parts of the country are doing,” said Jackson Miller, director of forensics and assistant professor of communication arts at Linfield College. “This out-of-region practice really helps our students perfect their skills.”

For more information about Linfield forensics please contact Miller at 503-883-2625.