Welcome to TFA State 2016!
Congratulations on qualifying for the 2016 Texas Forensic Association’s Annual State Tournament. The TFA State Tournament is one of the largest of its kind in the nation and marks the culmination of the competitive TFA season. Over 1,500 students from all five TFA regions attend the tournament each year. To qualify, students must earn at least twelve points in at least one TFA event. Additionally, qualifiers in speech, debate, and performance events are eligible for college scholarships. The average qualifier for this prestigious tournament commits hundreds of practice hours to their specific event(s).
The Texas Forensic Association is committed to encouraging students to become effective communicators, critical thinkers, and engaged, ethical members of our democratic society. Our organization is growing rapidly, as there are over 300 active TFA member schools. This year marks the 43rd TFA State Tournament.
Each year, the tournament is hosted by one of the five TFA regions. This year we are pleased to be hosted by Region 3. We would like to thank the host of this year’s tournament, Hendrickson High School led by Principal Daniel Garcia. Additionally, thanks to the administration of Pflugerville ISD - Dr. Alex Torrez, Superintendent, Dr. Troy Gallow, Deputy Superintendent, Dr. Susanna Russell, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education and Shirley Bachus, Gifted and Talented Program Coordinator.
Thanks to the local host committee, which includes Kirsten Nash, Samin Agha and Michael Fisher of Hendrickson HS, Joe Uhler of Westlake HS, Elizabeth Waldrop of Pflugerville HS, Marco Bazan and Brian Alford of James Bowie HS, Tim Cook of Salado HS, Debbie Johnson of Round Rock HS, Frank Rivera of Chaparel Star Academy and Nathan Dupont of Anderson HS.
Once again, congratulations on making it to the TFA State Tournament. You represent the finest in speech and debate that Texas has to offer. We are looking forward to another amazing tournament full of outstanding competition.