The 38th annual Karl E. Mundt Dakota Invitational Oral Interpretation Tournament will be held tomorrow at Dakota State University in Madison.
Over 150 competitors from nineteen South Dakota schools will be participating. 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 theatre.
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.
This oral interpretation tournament is sponsored by the DSU College of Arts and Sciences.