40th Karl. E. Mundt Oral Interp Tournament

Dakota State University will play host to students competing in Oral Interpretation this weekend.  It’s the 40th annual Karl E. Mundt Dakota Invitational Tournament, taking place Saturday on the DSU campus in Madison.

This Saturday 29 schools and 190 students will be competing. The students will compete in three rounds in the morning, and final rounds in the afternoon. Students perform in various categories including poetry, oratory, humor, storytelling, drama, duet, and reader’s theater.


The tournament is named after former South Dakota Senator Karl E. Mundt, a high school speech and debate coach who came to Eastern State Normal School (now Dakota State University) in 1928.  Mundt was a founding member of the National Forensics League, a society promoting high school speech and debate activities.