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March 29, 2002

In preparation for two upcoming national tournaments, the Speech and Debate team is holding a special "Forensics Showcase" for the general public. The event will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in Room 133 of the Humanities building. Members of the team will present excerpts from their tournament entries.

SFSU's Speech and Debate team won a national championship in 2001 for the duo oral interpretation event, an event where two students present a dramatic or humorous dialogue. The team also placed first in the overall Division II "sweepstakes," calculated by adding up points earned in tournament events.

This year the team is sending contestants to ten events. A six-member team will debate Native American policy. Andre Bouterre, a speech and communication studies senior originally from Trinidad and Tobago, will compete in poetry, drama, and duo oral interpretation. Marina Whitchurch, a speech and communication studies junior from Santa Rosa, will compete in three events: prose interpretation, program interpretation, and after-dinner speaking, a type of persuasive speech that uses humor.

The Speech and Debate team has won debates against Harvard and Dartmouth this year.

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