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11th Annual Robin Whited Memorial Speech Tournament 
 
Hosted by Columbus East High School
 
February 20, 2021
 
Columbus East High School
230 S. Marr Rd
Columbus, IN  47201
 
**The Columbus East Speech Team honors the memory of Ms. Robin Whited (d. 12/7/2019), former speech and debate coach at Columbus East, English department chair, and champion of student voices through forensic competition. A tireless advocate for students, for peace, for justice, and for equity and equality, we should all strive to live the example of her life. Her death leaves a significant void, but her memory will live on through this tournament and through the lives of the thousands she has taught and coached.**
 
This year, the tournament will be held virtually using NSDA Campus. Zoom will be used for Impromptu. A master document with information will be sent with links and a bulleted list for judges, coaches, and competitors the week of the tournament. Please make sure your students and judges are able to use NSDA Campus and that the websites and extensions necessary to compete and judge in the tournament have been whitelisted by your IT staff. 
 
This tournament will be held in conjunction with the HH/HC NSDA District Congress tournament. Please follow the prompts from your district chair to register competitors and judges for the District Congress tournament. Your Congress judges cannot count towards your overall judging total for the speech tournament and vice versa.
 
Time:  Extemp Rd 1 draw at 8:30am EST. All other events start at 9:00am EST.
Format:  Four straight rounds of competition
 
Events offered:  Broadcasting, Discussion, USX, IX, Dramatic, Humorous, Impromptu, Prose, Poetry, Original Oratory, Original Performance, Duo Interp, Informative, and POI.  
 
DOUBLING permitted in all events, except Discussion. Doubling in both extemps is also not permitted. Discussion rounds should be 60 minutes. Doublers in Broadcasting should go to broadcasting FIRST.  Doublers in Impromptu should go to impromptu LAST.  All doublers double at their OWN RISK! We will not re-run rounds. District Congress contestants may not double in the speech tournament.
 
Discussion artifacts will be released the Monday before the meet on Speechwire.
 
Extemp will draw all four rounds.
 
Radio information:  Rd. 1 Newscast; Rd. 2 Editorial; Rd. 3 Newscast; Rd. 4 OTS.  Newscast should be five minutes, prepared ahead, and contain a commercial. Music intros/outros at the discretion of each contestant. Editorial should be two minutes (including intro/outro). Prompts for both Commercial and Editorial will be released the Monday before the tournament.
 
DUO comeptitors must compete from two different devices. We leave responsible social distancing up to the coaches entrusted with the care of their competitors.
 
Team information:  Teams may bring a maximum of 40 total entries to the meet, with a maximum of five (5) entries per event. Schools may bring ONLY one team. 
 
Judges:  Please provide one judge for every five (5) entries or fraction thereof.  Five (5) entries=1 judge; ten (10) entries=2 judges; eleven (11) entries=3 judges. 
 
Ribbons will be awarded for the top 6 in each event, with sweepstakes points as follows:  1st-10pts, 2nd-9pts, 3rd-8pts, etc.  
 
Registration will be through SpeechWire.
 
Deadline for entry submissions—Thursday, February 18 at 9am.
 
All questions about this meet should be directed to Matt Rothrock (cehs.speech@gmail.com).  Or call Matt's cell—(812) 343-7533.
 
We look forward to seeing you on February 20!
 
Thanks,
 
Matt Rothrock and Anna Carmon

 

 

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Matt Rothrock
Email address: cehs.speech@gmail.com
Phone number: (812) 343-7533

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230 S. Marr Rd.
Columbus, IN 47201

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