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DebateBroward MAST #1

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This is a Middle School tournament in Florida.

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Welcome our 1st MAST of the year! I hope all of your students are ready for an incredible VIRTUAL competitive experience on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020!
 
Please follow the instructions on this page to register your entries. Remember, each school may only initially enter FIVE students in all events except Congress, in which you can enter TEN. 
 
Registration for NEW ENTRIES will close on MONDAY, September 21st at 5pm. At that time as many students will be released from the waitlist as judge numbers allow. Changes (drops or name changes) can be made until 12pm on Wednesday, September 23rd. You will be able to make your own changes until 12pm on that Wednesday. Any changes after that, please text Justin Weaver: 954.790.8160 the school name, student who is dropping, and her/his event. 
 
All competitors should be READY TO BEGIN by 3:15pm. Rounds will begin at 3:30pm SHARP. They will need to be logged in to both their SpeechWire account (set up by their coach), and Zoom (their Zoom login email should match the email address used for their SpeechWire account). Judges will also need to be registered with their email addresses in order to receive their eballots. Instructions for creating your students' SpeechWire accounts are:
  • FOR NEW STUDENTS (not yet on the roster)
    • Log in at www.speechwire.com/login
    • Click Team roster
    • Use the fields at the top of the page to add students.
    • If an email address is included, then the student will immediately receive an email with an activation link to activate their account.
  • FOR EXISTING STUDENTS (already on the roster)
    • Log in at www.speechwire.com/login
    • Click Team roster
    • Click the student you want to send an activation email to
    • Use the email field to add their email address, and when that is saved, the student will immediately receive an email with an activation link to activate their account.
 
For PF, the SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER topic will be used - Resolved: The United States federal government should enact the Medicare-For-All Act of 2019.
 
For LD, the NOVICE topic will be used at both the September and October MAST - Resolved: Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified.
 
For Policy Debate, the 2020-21 topic will be used - Resolved: The United States federal government should enact substantial criminal justice reform in the United States in one or more of the following: forensic science, policing, sentencing. In addition, at the MASTs all teams MUST use the Novice Policy Packet. The Novice Policy Packet can be accessed at http://www.debatecoaches.org/2018-2019-novice-packet
 
Extemp topic areas will be "Civil Rights" and "COVID-19", and Impromptu topic areas will be "New Beginnings" and "Movie Quotations".
 
Congress legislation for the fall semester was emailed to all coaches. It is also accessible electronically here under the "Files for Download" section. The fall legislation packet has designations for which bills will be debated in which months, with 4 bills per month. Per usual, chambers might not debate all 4 bills if time does not allow. 
 
More information may be sent out as the tournament approaches. Please let your mentor (Lisa Farris, Paul Paradis, Janell McLeod, or Jen Dailey) know if you have any questions about the process.

Manager contact information

Justin Weaver
Email address: justin.weaver@browardschools.com
Phone number: 954-790-8160

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Broward County, FL

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