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Summit Hilltopper Holiday Classic

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Please join the Summit High Speech and Debate team IN PERSON as we celebrate forensics and the festive season at our annual Summit Hilltopper Holiday Classic on Saturday, December 11, 2021! 
We will be offering all of the 11 NJFL Speech Events: Dramatic, Humorous, Duo, Oral Interpretation, Program Oral Interpretation; Improvisational Acting, Impromptu Speaking, Informative Speaking, Extemporaneous Speaking, Original Oratory, and Declamation. 
We will offer Congressional Debate, two divisions of Public Forum Debate, two divisions of Lincoln-Douglas Debate, and an open division of Parliamentary Debate.
In addition,we are offering two asynchronous events: Children's Literature and Pro-Con Challenge.  These events are pre-recorded and uploaded onto Speechwire, so a student can enter these two events in addition to double entering  two speech events  or one debate event in person on Saturday.
Students may double enter in any of the in person speech events, but may not double enter if competing in student congress or debate.  
There will be three preliminary rounds and one final round in all eleven of the speech events.  The final round of EXTEMP will include cross-examination.
DEBATE will have four rounds with no final round.
In Public Forum and in Lincoln Douglas, students will be debating the November/December resolutions.
CONGRESS will have two sessions.  Please email all BILLS by Fri, December 3.  We will upload the bills to SpeechWire by Sun, December 5.
We will be using only electronic ballots this year. Every judge must:
  • Download CHROME.
COACHES-you must enter the emails for all of your judges when you register online.
Awards will be given to the six finalists in each event, to the top non-advancing novice in each event, and sweepstakes trophies to the top three schools.
The deadline for entry is Fri, Dec 3 at 9:00pm EST. Registration will be done online at www.SpeechWire.com.  A nuisance charge of $20 will be charged for any adds or drops made after this time.    
Please present payment in the form of cash, check, or purchase order on the day of the tournament. 
Team Fee                $25.00
Individual Speakers     $10.00 per slot
Lincoln Douglas Debate  $15.00
Duo Teams and PF Teams  $20.00  per team
Missing Judge Fee       $90.00
One judge per 5 speech entries/one judge per 3 debate entries
Congress judges will be pulled from the Speech pool.
Parli judges will be pulled fro the PF pool.
Please make checks/purchase orders payable to: Summit High School.
We will not be selling hot food to students this year, but we will be selling individually wrapped snacks and drinks.  Students should  bring a bagged lunch for this tournament. 
Judges will be provided breakfast and a delicious lunch in our Teachers' Cafeteria. 
MASKS are required for everyone when inside the building. Anyone who refuses to wear a mask will be asked to leave the tournament. Judges must make sure that all speakers wear their masks.  Schools will be assigned a table in the cafeteria.
 We are offering both Children's Literature and Pro-Con Challenge this year asynchronously! For these events, more directions will be located under "Files for Download." Students should create their videos and upload them to YouTube with an "unlisted" link. More directions for creating an "unlisted" link can be found here (https://sites.uab.edu/apex/for-mph-students/youtube-video/). Coaches should make sure that videos are accessible (and able to be opened) through their link, and that links are for the correct videos. These YouTube links are due by 6:00pm on MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2021. 
We are offering this exciting and dynamic form of debate again this year. In this event, teams of 2 students compete in a more parliamentary-style debate. To find out more, please check out the NYPDL’s informational literature on the event either online or in our provided materials. This style uses impromptu motions only, meaning that no outside preparation is allowed or required. Teams will be given 15 minutes to prep. Because of the ease of understanding of this event, we will be using the PF judge pool for this event, though other judges may be asked to help out if necessary. Therefore, please add your judges to the PF pool accordingly.
Saturday, December 11, 2019
Summit High School, 125 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit, NJ 07901
REGISTRATION will be open from 7:45-8:45 am.  PLEASE arrive on time so that we can begin Round One promptly at 9:30am.  
TEXT or CALL when your team is en route to let us know if you have any drops:
Anne Poyner  908-304-4288   
7:45-8:45am Registration in the Auditorium Lobby
9:00 Judges Meeting in Auditorium.
9:00 Extemp Draw in Library
9:30 Rd 1  all speech events, Congress, PF
11:00 Rd 2  speech; PF; Judge Training in Orchestra room
1:00 pm         Rd 3  speech; PF; Congress 
3:00 Rd 4 PF;  FINALS all speech
Looking forward to seeing y'all BACK IN PERSON on December 11!
Anne Poyner, Director of Theatre and Forensics



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anne poyner
Email address: apoyner@summit.k12.nj.us
Phone number: 9083044288

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125 Kent Place Blvd
Summit, NJ 07901

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