2017 Sheridan Speech Meet Invitation ______________________________________________________________________________
The SHS Speech Team invites you to attend our 2017 tournament on December 15th and 16th. We will be offering four prelim rounds and a finals round. In LD and PF during finals there will be a semis debate followed immediately by a final debate. We will host varsity and novice divisions of all events, except Congress is mixed with novice and varsity, and no policy debate will be offered. Please adhere to the commonly accepted rules for each event, such as times for speeches, when to use a manuscript, etc. Extemp will contain both international and domestic questions.
Nov/Dec Topic: Resolved: Wealthy nations have an obligation to provide development assistance to other nations.
Dec. PF Topic: Resolved: NCAA student athletes ought to be recognized as employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Congressional debate is offered in both patterns and is a mix of varsity and novice. We expect the varsity members to take charge of voting for chair, setting the rules of the day and setting the docket at the onset of the preliminary and final rounds of competition.
Legislation is to be emailed to coach Marla Hinrichs at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Dec. 8th. We will try to distribute them via email or JoyofTournaments as quickly as possible. We will use the NSDA semis/finals bills from the 2017 nationals for Super Congress. Please bring 40 copies of legislation if it is not submitted by the 8th.
Students may double in each pattern at their own risk, except when entered in LD, PF, or Congress. Students doubling in extemp may not receive complete prep time.
Please register on the (JOT) Joy of Tournaments website (www.joyoftournaments.com).
Tentatively, registration will close Dec. 14th at 7:00 pm. Preliminary entries need to be submitted by Wed. Dec. 13th.
Registration will be held in the front entry of Sheridan High School from 1:00-2:00pm.
We will have awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in all events and finalist ribbons for 4th-6th place.
Individual events and LD will be assessed a fee of $9.00 and teams in Duo and PF will be assessed a fee of $15.00
Marla Hinrichs (Coach)
Sheridan High School
1056 Long Drive
Sheridan, WY 82801
Cell phone: 307-752-9051
School phone: 307-672-2495 ext. 3245
School fax: 307-939-7081