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Altoona High School Forensics Tournament (CANCELED)

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Dear Forensics Coach:
We are pleased to invite you and your team to the 2020 Altoona High School Forensic Invitational, held on Saturday, March 14, 2020.  We are excited to host again this year and we look forward to a terrific day of high-quality competition! 
Schools may register at http://www.speechwire.com.
Registration will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6th  You may add and drop entries until 4:00 PM on Monday, March 9th.
All schools are required to text their drops or confirm their attendance by 7:15 am on Saturday morning. Please text even if your team doesn’t have any drops to report, as it will serve as confirmation.
Text Angela Roloson at (608)738-8362
Check-in will start at 7:45 AM in front of the main office.  All participating schools are expected to be checked-in no later than 8:15 AM.
We will offer the following WFCA events: Demonstration Speaking, Duo Interpretation, Extemporaneous Speaking, Farrago, Group Interpretation, Impromptu Speaking, Informative Speaking, Moments in History, Oral Interpretation of Literature, Oratory, Play Acting, Poetry, Prose, Radio Announcing, Solo Acting (Humorous and Serious combined), Special Occasion Speaking, and Storytelling.  We will also operate under the following modifications for a more WHSFA-friendly tournament.
1.      Two speakers will be allowed in Demonstration Speaking.
2.      One 4x6 note card can be used in Oratory.  Other categories that allow notes do not specify what can and cannot be used.
3.      Public address students will not have their own category, but can enter into Oratory.  Judges will be alerted to this.
4.      Chairs may be used in Solo or Group Interp.  Optional reader’s stands can be used in any category involving a script or notes.
5.      Solo Serious and Solo Humorous will be combined into Solo Acting and judged together.
6.      In Storytelling, the order in which stories are told will be set by random draw at the opening meeting.
We will likely be utilizing the high school, middle school, and intermediate school (connected).
8:30 AM Radio/Extemp draws begin in the library
8:30 AM General Meeting
9:00 AM Round I
10:15 AM Round II
11:30 AM Round III
1:45 PM Power Rounds begin
3:30 PM Awards in the auditorium
MULTIPLE-ENTRY:    Double or triple entries are allowed.  Each team can have a maximum of 75 entries.
The top three in each category will receive trophies.  The remaining power round contestants will receive medals. Team trophies will go to the top three schools, based on the points scored by their top 25 entries.  First and Second place small team trophies will go to the schools with 6-14 entries that earn the best average per entry.
FOOD: Lunch may be purchased from the concession stand, located in the high school commons.  
FEES: A fee of $9.00 will be charged for each individual entry and $12.00 for Play Acting, Group Interpretation and Duo Interp based on your registration as of Monday, March 9th.
Refunds will not be made for drops after 4:00 PM on Monday, March 9.
DEADLINE: Registration will close at 4:00 PM on Friday, March 6.  You may add and drop entries until 4:00 PM on Monday, March 9.
Coaches can confirm their entries on http://www.speechwire.com.
Please print out your students’ codes on Friday, March 13. No paper copies will be provided.
JUDGES: Each school must provide one judge for every five entries or portion of five entries. Each school is allowed a maximum of 5 affiliated (non-clean) judges per school, and must provide one "clean" judge for every 5 entries over 25. Each group, duo or play is considered one entry.  Please, bring your own judges if at all possible. 
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us using the info below.
Angela Roloson
AHS Head Forensics Coach 
School Phone: (715) 839-6031 Ext. 414
Cell Phone: (608) 738-8362
Email: aroloson@altoona.k12.wi.us
Thank you,
Angela Roloson & Emily Sibilski

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Angela Roloson
Email address: aroloson@altoona.k12.wi.us
Phone number: 608-738-8362

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Altoona High School
711 7th Street West
Altoona, WI 54720

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