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Lafayette HS Irish Alumni Invitationals-Novice

 

Dear Speech and Debate Coaches and Teams:

 

The Lafayette High School Chapter of the National Forensics League cordially invites you to our annual Lafayette HS Irish Alumni Invitational-Novice to be held January 22th and 23rd, 2021.   The synchronous debate portion of the tournament will be held on January 22nd and 23rd, 2021. Asynchronous individual event competition will occur during the week of January 18th

We will be co-hosting this year with Smithville High School where the Varsity competition will take place.

 

Asynchronous Events will include (Week of January 18th) Novice Divisions of:

US Extemporaneous Speaking                                International Extemporaneous Speaking

Humorous Interpretation                                        Dramatic Interpretation                                         

Duo Interpretation                                                    Original Oratory                              

Informative Speaking                                               Poetry                                                                        

Prose                                                                           Storytelling (MSHSAA RULES)     Radio Speaking

 

Synchronous Events will include Novice Divisions of:

Policy Debate             Lincoln-Douglas Debate                   Public Forum Debate                                  

           

The deadline for entries on Speechwire.com will be due: Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 at 3:00PM. 

 

Asynchronous speech links (unlisted Youtube videos) will be due: Thursday, January 14th, 2021 at 8:00PM.

 

All entries will be waitlisted upon entry.

We will grant what we can accommodate during the day on January 13/14th. 

Entry fees will be 6.00/entry.

No trophies will be given but certificates will be sent for students placing.

 

Direct any questions to Dr. M. Shane Heard (816) 261.3358 or shaneheard@sjsd.k12.mo.us

 

Varsity tournament information, please email Danielle Martin at Smithville HS: martind@smithville.k12.mo.us

 

We ask that each school provide ONE judge Friday and Saturday

 

Policy Debate:           2020-2021 Topic: 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.

Lincoln-Douglas:       2021 January/February Topic Resolved: States ought to ban lethal autonomous weapons.

Public Forum:           2021 January Topic Area: Data Privacy Resolved: The National Security Agency should

end its surveillance of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents.

 

Please submit entries on SpeechWire: Lafayette HS Irish Alumni Invitationals.

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Shane Heard                                 Kate Miro                                           

Lafayette High School                        Lafayette High School                         

Speech & Debate Head Coach           Speech & Debate Assistant Coach    

shaneheard@sjsd.k12.mo.us               katemiro@sjsd.k12.mo.us       

816.261.3358                                      915.474.5098                                     

 

 

COMPETITION INFORMATION AND RULES

 

·     Each school shall be guaranteed up to two entries in each competitive event offered.  Extra entries will be granted on a basis of space availability and order of submitted entries.

·     A student may not enter both divisions of Extemp speaking, nor more than one division of debate.

·     A student may enter up to one debate event and three IEs.

·     No Maverick teams will be allowed in any division of debate.

·     Certificates will be given to the top six entries in individual events and top eight in debate

·     Overall Sweepstakes will be awarded to the top three schools.

·     Schools are financially responsible for all entry fees as of Thursday, January 14th at 8:00 PM. This includes all entries that are dropped from the 14th until the conclusion of the tournament on the 23rd.

·     Entry fees=$5.00/entry. Entries due by 3:00 p.m. Jan. 13th, 2021. Videos due by Jan. 14th at 8:00 PM.

·     Tab will be open for view throughout the tournament.

·     A student may not use the same selection for more than one event.

·     Each school must have an adult sponsor, able to judge, online at all times. 

·     Sweepstakes will be given for the top three schools in forensics and debate events combined.  Determining sweepstakes:  Points in debate from the best two teams in each division will be 5 points for each win and 15 points for placing in the top eight.  Points in individual events from the best two entries will be 15 points for finals, 10 points for 3rd place, 15 points for 2nd place, and 20 points for 1st place.

 

Virtual Tournament Procedures:

1.   Speechwire tech videos: Please review the Speechwire tech help videos here: Link

2.   Review NSDA Campus Manual: Please review the NSDA Campus manual here: Link

3.   Register and Link All Tournament Participants in Speechwire: All participants must have a Speechwire account. Please follow these instructions to create and link (must be linked to enter) Speechwire account: Link

4.   Asynch Video Uploads: Please upload your student performances by Thursday, January 14th at 8pm. If you can audit that the links work and are viewable before uploading, that would be wonderful!

5.   We will be going by the MSHSAA Adopted Revisions for Virtual Competition document released by MSHSAA (i.e., pilot internet rules, extended prep time for debate, etc.).

6.   Submitted competition videos should be “one take” with no editing or post-production and should follow all other MSHSAA Asynch Recording guidelines.

7.   Please have all participants use Google Chrome as per NSDA Campus guidance.

8.   Room Check-In Procedures: Please have debaters check in 30 minutes prior to the round when possible.  Mandatory check in 15 minutes before the round. Tournament staff will be monitoring each room.

11.  Extemp Procedures:

a.         We are requesting students to record one speech for prelims, 1 speech for semi finals, and 1 speech for finals. This is a total of 3 speeches.

b.         Please have students submit an unlisted Youtube link for each speech. Label each video with the Round, event, and the competitors name.

c.         Extemp questions will be sent out to all invited coaches by January 8th,. We trust coaches to fairly administer draw to their students.

d.         Submitted competition videos should be “one take” with no editing or post-production and should follow all other MSHSAA Asych Recording guidelines.

e.         All videos submitted by the Asynch Video deadline, which is Thursday, January 14th at 8pm.

12.  Submitted competition videos should be “one take” with no editing or post-production and should

follow all other MSHSAA Asych Recording guidelines.

13. All videos submitted by the Asynch Video deadline, which is Thursday, January 14th at 8pm.

Asynchronous IE schedule

Monday, January 18th:                  IE Round 1

Tuesday, January 19th:                  IE Round 1

Wednesday, January 20th:             IE Semi Finals

Thursday, January 21st:                 IE FINALS

Friday, January 22nd:                   Awards sent out

(Approximate schedule- will run as quickly as we can with judges available)

 

Live (Synchronous) Debate Schedule:

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

2:45PM:    Registration

4:00PM:    Round 1 of Debate

6:30PM:    Round 2 of Debate

 

Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

9:00AM:    Round 3 of Debate

11:30AM: Round 4 of Debate

2:00PM:    Quarterfinals of Debate

4:00PM:    Semifinals of Debate

6:00PM:    Finals of Debate                     (If we can push elimination rounds earlier, we will)

 

SYNCHRONOUS DEBATE EVENTS

 

LINCOLN DOUGLAS DEBATE

  1. The resolution will be the current NSDA/MSHSAA approved topic. 2021 January/February Topic

Resolved: States ought to ban lethal autonomous weapons.

2.   A friendly reminder, our tournament will use the NSDA January/February Lincoln-Douglas topic,

NOT the novice topic.

3.   Time limits for Lincoln Douglas debate will be: 6-3-7-3-4-6-3.

4.   Each debater will be allowed a total of 5 minutes of prep time (MSHSAA Proposed Rules for Virtual

Competition in 2020-2021).

5.   Ties will be broken by looking at win-loss, opposition loss, opposition record, and cumulative speaker

points.

6.   A debater more than ten minutes late to a round will forfeit, unless it is the fault of the tournament.

7.   Debaters are allowed to use laptops in rounds but must follow MSHSAA guidelines.

 

PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE

1.   The resolution will be the current NSDA/MSHSAA approved topic. 2021 January Topic Area: Data Privacy Resolved: The National Security Agency should end its surveillance of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents.

2.   Time limits for Public Forum debate will be:  4-4-3-4-4-3-3-3-3-2-2 (NSDA Pilot Rules 2019). Each team will be allowed a total of 4 minutes of prep time ((MSHSAA Proposed Rules for Virtual Competition in 2020-2021).

3.   Sides will be determined by a coin flip at the start of each round.

4.   Ties will be broken by looking at win-loss, opposition loss, opposition record, and cumulative speaker

points.

5.   No maverick teams will be allowed to debate.  Team personnel must remain constant throughout the

tournament.

6.   A team more than ten minutes late to a round will forfeit unless it is the fault of the tournament.

 

 

POLICY DEBATE

  1. The resolution will be the NSDA/MSHSAA approved topic. 2020-2021 Topic: 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.

2.   Time limits will be 8-3-5.  Each team will be allowed a total of 5 minutes of prep time.

3.   Ties will be broken by looking at win-loss, speaker points, opposition record of the team they lost to,

and total opposition record.

4.   No one person teams will be allowed to debate.  Team personnel must remain constant throughout the tournament.

5.   A team more than ten minutes late to a round will forfeit, unless it is the fault of the tournament.

6.   Debaters are allowed to use laptops in rounds and must follow MSHSAA rules.

ASYNCHRONOUS TOURNAMENT EVENTS

(Pre-recorded with an Unlisted Youtube link submission)

 

  1. HUMOROUS OR DRAMATIC INTERPRETATION – Selections must be taken from published literature (play, novel, short story).  NSDA guidelines will apply.  Selections should possess literary merit and be appropriate for a high school performance.  The performance, including introduction, must be memorized.  Time:  10 min. maximum, with a 30 second grace period.
  2. DUO INTERPRETATION – Selections must be taken from published works including novels, short stories, plays, or poetry.  NSDA guidelines will apply.  The performance, including introduction, must be memorized.  Time:  10 min. Maximum, with a 30 second grace period.
  3. INTERNATIONAL AND U.S. EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING - Drawing of current event topics will be conducted at five minute intervals.  A total of 30 minutes prep time will be allowed. No consultation with others is allowed during prep time. Time:  7 min. maximum. 
  4. INFORMATIVE SPEAKING-Students deliver a self-written, ten-minute speech on a topic of their choosing. Not more than 150 words may be in the form of a direct quotation.  Informative speakers may use visual aids that comply with the NSDA informative speaking rules.. All topics must be informative in nature; the goal is to educate, not to advocate. The speech is delivered from memory.  Time:  10 minutes maximum, with a 30 second grace period.
  5. ORIGINAL ORATORY – This persuasive speech must be the original work of the contestant.  Not more than 150 words may be in the form of a direct quotation.  The speech must be memorized.  Time: 10 min. maximum, with a 30 second grace period. 
  6. STORYTELLING – Selections must come from published material. The memorized introduction may be given in a standing or seated position. Narrate the story in a combination of one's own words and original essential phrases, and from a seated position. Time: 8 min. maximum, with a 30 second grace period.
  7. POETRY – Read poetry from published and copyrighted literature. Select material from sources other than plays or prose. Although the material should be well in mind, it shall not be memorized and shall be read from the printed page with occasional eye contact. Students should develop original interpretation. Follow MSHSAA Guidelines. Time: 8 min. maximum, with a 30 second grace period.
  8. PROSE –Read prose from published and copyrighted literature. Select material from sources other than plays, poetry, verse or novels written in verse, which includes less than 50% dialogue. Although the material should be well in mind, it shall not be memorized and shall be read from the printed page with occasional eye contact. Students should develop an original interpretation. Follow MSHSAA Guidelines. Time: 8 min. maximum, with a 30 second grace period.
  9. Radio:  (maximum of 5 minutes).  Students will deliver a 5-minute radio news cast with no commercials that is less than 48 hours old as of January 14th.

 

Manager contact information

Dr. M. Shane Heard
Email address: shaneheard@sjd.k12.mo.us
Phone number: 816.261.3385

Mailing address

412 Highland Ave.
Saint Joseph, MO 64505

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