30th Annual Oral Interp Tournament hosted at DSU this weekend
The 30th Annual Karl E. Mundt Dakota Invitational will be hosted at Dakota State University this Saturday, October 22nd. Over 250 students and 60 judges representing 28 South Dakota schools will compete on campus for the one-day tournament. The tournament is one of the largest of the season.
Students will compete in seven oral interpretation divisions: Humor, Drama, Prose, Poetry, Non-Original Oratory, Duet, and Reader’s Theatre. The tournament will offer three rounds of competition to all students in the morning. The top five to eight speakers in each division will then advance to a Grand Final, with the next group of five to eight speakers advancing to an Honor final. The top three finishers from the final round will be awarded trophies with all grand finalist and honor finalist being rewarded and recognized in an awards ceremony. Teams will also compete for a sweepstakes award with the best overall top three schools being honored in Class AA, A, and B.
Winners in each division, along with participates of a sweepstakes winning school are then eligible to apply for a $1,000 DSU scholarship from The DSU Foundation which is awarded by the foundation every year.
The Dakota Invitational is sponsored by the DSU College of Arts and Science along with a grant from the Karl E. Mundt Foundation. The tournament is directed by DSU graduate Brett Kearin along with Madison’s Oral Interp coach, Matt Groce.