Raymond B Furlong Tournament

2019 — Montgomery, AL/US
Subject: SAINT JAMES RAYMOND B FURLONG SPEECH AND DEBATE TOURNAMENT CANCELLATION
Sender Catherine Winn
Recipients All Registrants of Raymond B Furlong TournamentSchools with TBA entries at Raymond B Furlong Tournament
Date 7 September 2018 9:56 PM

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Dear Colleagues:

 

I would like to introduce myself to you and update you on Forensics at Saint James School in Montgomery, Alabama.

 

I am Lonny Harrison, the new Director of Forensics at Saint James. I was the interp coach for Saint James for many years, working with another faculty member who served as the debate coach. In 2005, I stepped away from Forensics and focused solely on directing our theatre department. 

 

In August of this year, Dr. Ian Turnipseed spoke with our Head of School, Dr. Larry McLemore, and explained that his communications consulting business had gained great traction and he was unable to teach and fulfill his consulting project demands, simultaneously. As a result, I have stepped back into the role as Forensics Director and Theatre Director at Saint James. 

 

With the timeline we’ve been working under, Dr. McLemore and I made the difficult decision to cancel the Raymond B. Furlong Invitational Tournament for this year, only. We will host the tournament again next fall; we simply could not organize, plan, and host the tournament this year with so little time to prepare.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about this, please do not hesitate to call me. I look forward to meeting you at tournaments this year, and I want to assure you again, we will be hosting the tournament again in the fall of 2019.

 

Most sincerely,

 

Mr. Lonny Harrison

Director of Forensics
Saint James School

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