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This is a Middle School tournament in Florida.

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You are invited to the Glades Middle School Debate Invitational on March 13, 2021!

Registration: Registration will be open on SpeechWire until 5 pm on Wednesday, March 10th.

Events: We will offer competition in Lincoln Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Congress, Original Oratory, Informational Speaking, Extemporaneous Speaking, Declamation, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Impromptu, Poetry, and Prose.

The top 6 in each event will be recognized at the awards ceremony after Round 4. Awards will be ponied to schools after the competition!

Rounds: There will be 4 rounds of competition across Speech and Debate. Congress will have 2 sessions and then a Final.

Entry fee: $5 per competitor. Please send checks to Glades Middle School, ATTN: Speech & Debate, 16700 Southwest 48th Court, Miramar, FL 33027. 

Judges: You will need to make sure to provide 1 judge for every 5 Speech entries (including Congress) and 1 judge for every 3 debate entries, or any fraction thereof. If you do not provide enough judges, you will be charged $50 per missing judge. We do not want to assign these fees, but we need judges to run the tournament. There is a high school competition on the same day, so please reach out to your competitor's parents, siblings, and relatives to get the judges we need. I appreciate all of you for helping us with this!


All competitors should be READY TO BEGIN by 8:30 am. Rounds will begin at 9:00 am 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). The steps for creating the student SpeechWire accounts (by the coach) 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 MARCH topic will be used - Resolved: On balance, the benefits of creating the United States Space Force outweigh the harms.

For LD, the MARCH/APRIL topic will be used - Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee universal child care.

Extemp topic areas are South America, US Economy, Asia, Biden Cabinet Appointments

Impromptu topic areas will be Spring, Luck, Women in History, and Happiness.

Congress will use the March MAST Legislation. If a chamber finishes debating all 4 pieces of legislation, they will move on to the April MAST legislation. 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.

If you have any questions, please email me at christine.mcmahon@browardschools.com

Manager contact information

Christine McMahon
Email address: christine.mcmahon@browardschools.com
Phone number: 9548547432

Mailing address

16700 SW 48th Court
Miramar, FL 33027

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