2018 Myers Park Laird Lewis Invitational
Dates: 9/14/2018 - 9/15/2018




July 15, 2018                              

Dear Colleagues,
On behalf of the Myers Park Speech and Debate team, I would like to invite you to participate in the 45th Annual Laird Lewis Invitational at Myers Park High School in Charlotte, North Carolina on Friday and Saturday, September 14-15, 2018.  We are looking to make this year's Laird Lewis better than ever. 

Events at this year’s tournament will be:  Varsity and Novice Lincoln-Douglas, Varsity and Novice Public Forum Debate, Open Congressional Debate, Original Oratory, Extemporaneous Speaking, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Duo-Interpretation, Programmed Oral Interpretation, Impromptu Speaking, Informative Speaking, Declamation and Novice Storytelling. Students may quadruple-enter between most speech events. 

We are pleased to be able to continue to offer Tournament of Champions bids to Octafinalists (silver) and Quarterfinalist (Gold) in Public Forum Debate. We are happy to announce that for 2018 we have also been awarded a bid to the Finalists of Lincoln-Douglas Debate!  We also were named a bid tournament to the 2018 National Individual Events Tournament of Champions tournament and the 2018 Extemporaneous Tournament of Champions!  
Since we are running our tournament so early in the season, we will not know who the best Public Forum teams in the nation are yet.  Therefore, we will not run the National PF Challenge at this time.  We hope to offer that competition again in the future.

As I close, I would like to thank you for considerating this invitation to attend the Laird Lewis Invitational on September 14-15, 2018.  We know you have a lot of choices when it comes to tournament attendance and we are glad you have considered selecting  the Laird Lewis Invitational.  If at any time you have questions regarding this tournament or if there is anything we can help you with, please do not hesitate to contact me (jessea.covault@cms.k12.nc.us) at your earliest convenience.

Jesse Covault
 Head Coach, Tournament Director                        
Katie Dunn, Assistant Coach
Katie Valder, Assistant Coach




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