2018 Searcy Lion's Pride Classic
Dates: 3/2/2018 - 3/3/2018

Searcy High School

2015 Lion’s Pride Classic

March 2-3, 2018


Dear Coach,

We would like to cordially invite you to the Searcy High School Lion’s Pride Forensic and Debate Tournament. Please do not arrive on campus before registration at 4pm! The first event will begin at 4:30.  We are using Joy of Tournaments for registration this year.  Have entries in by Fri., Feb. 23, 2018 at 11:59 pm.  


Checks should be made payable to Searcy High School Drama.  

If mailing, please mail to Mandy Taylor, SHS Drama

Searcy High School,

301 North Ella St.

Searcy, AR 72143


We will only be hosting High School events (no Jr. High Events).  Sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.  Slate students in no more than three events per pattern.  We will follow the ACTAA State Tournament rules for competition. These can be found on the ACTAA website.

Debate Fri-Sat:  IPDA (We've cut PF, LD, and BQ due to room availability, sorry).

Group Events Friday: Words and Music, Reader’s Theatre

Sat. ONLY IE’s will have one prelim round & will then advance to the appropriate elimination round

Pattern A:  Oratory, DUO, DI, HI, POI,

(We've cut Extemp due to room availability)

Pattern B: Poetry, Prose, Storytelling, Duet Improv,Informative Speaking


There will be no refund for any team or entry dropped after the deadline (11:59 PM Thurs. Mar. 1). You must bring a qualified judge for every 2 debate teams entered and a qualified judge for every 10 individual event entries.  Other qualified judges are always appreciated (and fed)! Please have judges sign the judge’s agreement found on the ACTAA website (Tournament page).  Judges will be instructed to remain in rounds for the duration of the allotted time. Contestants should notify the judge of a double/triple entry.


Concessions will be provided in the cafeteria.  We would appreciate your business!  Costs will be kept to a minimum.  Please tell your students NOT to take food out of the cafeteria area.  A coaches/bus driver’s lounge will be provided as well.

This year, we are happy to host the NSDA district alongside our tournament.  Rest assured that we plan on having plenty of concessions for everyone.   =-)

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at mtaylor@searcyschools.org, (school) 501-268-8315, or (my cell) 501-207-3745. We are looking forward to hosting, and hope to see you there!            Sincerely,

Mandy Taylor

Searcy High School

Theatre Department

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