The Midway High School Speech and Debate team would like to invite you and your squad to our Panther Kick-off Speech and Debate tournament to be held at Midway High School on Saturday, September 23, 2017. We will host competition in all NSDA events, along with Prose and Poetry. Please note this is not a TFA tournament this year.
There will be three preliminary rounds of Policy (CX), Lincoln-Douglas, and Public Forum debates, followed by out rounds. Panels will be used to judge semis and finals. There will be one preliminary round, semis and finals for speaking/interp events, with the exception of Prose and Poetry, which will break to finals unless numbers warrant semis. Panels will be used to judge finals.
Policy, LD and PF will all use the current NSDA topics.
Congress will use the current TFA docket, evens in the morning / odds in the afternoon.
A great hospitality room will be provided for judges and coaches. There also will be lunch options and a snack bar available for students to purchase drinks and snacks.
The entry deadline is 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20th. At that time, drop fees also will go into effect. The drop fees will double for any drops after 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 22nd.
Although we will be hiring some judges, it is our expectation that every school will bring their own required judges. If you are able to bring any additional judges, please let us know!
We look forward to hosting a fun and competitive tournament as we kick-off the new school year and hope to see you here!
MHS Speech & Debate Coach
Midway High School
8200 Mars Drive, Waco, TX 76712