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Speech for Success: Women's Words Matter

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This is a High School tournament in Indiana.

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Speech for Success - Women’s Words Matter Virtual Speech Meet
November 14, 2020
Tournament Information:
[Note: This meet is being run by a student for her Girl Scout Gold Award project. Coach Holly Reineking is assisting as her coach.]
The Gold Award is the highest honor in Girl Scouts. After attending the 2019 NSDA Nationals in Dallas and seeing a lack of girls in many categories and overwhelming male dominance in others, I decided to focus on encouraging females to learn the power of public speaking. This is an all-girl* Novice and Varsity meet. 
All Girl Scouts (students, judges, coaches) will be honored at the event. 
Thank you for showing girls that Women’s Words Matter.
Sabrina Richard - Westfield High School ‘22, Superior Distinction       
Here are the particulars. (We made a schedule change by tightening up the day a bit to give everyone more free time on their Saturday).
Round 1: 9:00-10:30
Round 2: 10:30-11:45
Round 3: 11:45-1:00
Awards: 2:00 (YouTube Live)
This is an all-girl* Novice and Varsity Virtual meet, for Indiana High Schools.
The goal of this meet is to encourage girls to learn from and lift up each other in speech.
*Should a Duo Interpretation team or Original Performance team be mixed gender, a male competitor may participate as a double or triple entry in other individual events
Should that duo drop from Duo Interpretation or Original Performance, the male competitor is scratched from their remaining entries and all rounds.
Any gender-neutral or gender nonconforming competitors are welcome and encouraged to join (please inform us of your pronouns).
Contestants can double enter. 
Varsity contestants can triple in any three events. 
NO tripling Novices. 
There will be separate Novice and Varsity competitions. Novice is for any competitor with less than 50 NSDA points.  
We will be offering the following Speech events in a virtual asynchronous format.
•Dramatic Interpretation •Duo Interpretation* •Humorous Interpretation
•Informative Speaking •Original Oratory  •Original Performance*
•Poetry      •Program of Oral Interpretation (POI)      •Prose
Judges: Please provide 1 judge for every 4 contestants. But feel free to commit more. The more judges we have the better off we are.
All other IHSFA/NSDA rules apply
Therefore per NSDA rules, every competitor in a timed event is granted a 30-second grace period
We will offer 3 straight rounds of competition. 
Despite the virtual format, we will be giving out sweepstakes trophies, and will announce sweepstakes points during the awards ceremony.
Sweepstakes points are as follows:
1st=6pts, 2nd=5pts, 3rd=4pts, 4th=3pts, 5th=2pts.
We intend to use electronic balloting at this tournament. 
Top six in each division of each event will be awarded a ribbon
As a Girl Scout Gold Award, I am expected to come up with a budget and fundraise. Because of that, there is no entry fee for competitors, however there is a required one-time, non-refundable $5 mailing fee for the team/school that must be paid with the team's initial entry. This will pay for shipping on the ribbons and trophies possibly earned.
This should be paid to:
Westfield High School 
(attention: Speech and Debate Team)
18250 North Union St.
Westfield, IN, 46074
If a judge, competitor or coach is a current member of Girl Scouts, (including those man enough to be a Girl Scout) they will be honored. Please email a list to cookwithsabrina@gmail.com by November 13.
Deadlines: Entries due by 11/12 and video links due by 11/13 5:00 p.m.

Manager contact information

Holly Reineking
Email address: reinekingh@wws.k12.in.us
Phone number: 2818142810

Mailing address

Westfield High School
18250 N. Union St.
Westfield, IN 46074

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