2018 Sheridan High School Tournament
Dates: 12/7/2018 - 12/8/2018


DECEMBER 7th & 8th 2018

Dear Coaches:

           The Sheridan High School Speech Team invites you to attend our 2018 tournament on Friday, December 7th and Saturday, December 8th.  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 which is mixed with novice and varsity. 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.

Debate Topics:

Nov/Dec LD Topic: Resolved: In a democracy, the public’s right to know ought to be valued above the right to privacy of candidates for public office.

Dec. PF Topic: Resolved: The United States federal government should impose price controls on the pharmaceutical industry.


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 Kim Ferguson at kim.ferguson@scsd2.com  by Wednesday, Dec. 5th.  We will try to distribute them via email or JoyofTournaments as quickly as possible.  We will use the NSDA semis/finals bills from the 2018 nationals for Super Congress. Please bring 40 copies of legislation if it is not submitted by the 5th.


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).
  • Please have preliminary entries submitted by November 28th.
  • Registration will close Wednesday, December 5th at 7:00 PM, with only drops allowed after that time. After this deadline all drops will forfeit the entry fee. After Friday, December 7th at 10:00 AM there will be an additional $25 on top of the entry fee.
  • Registration will be held in the foyer/entry of Sheridan High School from 1:00-2:00PM on Friday, December 7th, 2018.


We will have awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in all events and finalist ribbons for 4th-6th place.

Entry Fees:

Individual events and LD will be assessed a fee of $10.00 and teams in Duo and PF will be assessed a fee of $15.00


Meals: Tickets for meals may be purchased when you register your team! Tickets for dinner on Friday night (12/7/18) may be purchased for $8/per person. Tickets for lunch on Saturday may be purchased for $6/per person. Please purchase these meals ahead of time so we know how much food to have on hand for everyone.


Contact Information:

Sheridan High School Speech & Debate

℅ Kim Ferguson (Coach)

           Sheridan High School

           1056 Long Drive

           Sheridan, WY 82801


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