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The Bruin Novice

Cherry Creek High School

October 1, 2022

You are cordially invited to participate in the 11th Annual Bruin Novice Tournament on October 1, 2022. The tournament will be held in-person at Cherry Creek High School.

Events:  We will host three (3) rounds of novice competition in Drama, Humor, Poetry, Program Oral Interpretation, Oratory, Informative Speaking, National Extemporaneous Speaking, International Extemporaneous Speaking, Duo Interp, Cross-Examination Debate, Lincoln Douglas Debate, and Public Forum Debate. We will also host Congressional Debate at the novice level. There is no double-entering allowed.

Debate Resolutions:  We will use the 2022-23 NSDA NATO topic (security cooperation), the September-October NSDA LD topic (single-payer health care), and the September-October NSDA PF topic (high-speed rail).

Congressional Debate:  The docket is set and will be posted at www.speechwire.com on Wedensday, September 21.

Entries:  Each school may enter a maximum of 6 entries in each event and 20 entries in Congress. Entries will be handled on a first-come, first served basis. Registration will occur via www.speechwire.com. Registration will close on Wednesday, September 28.

Student Judges:  Each school is expected to provide 1 student judge for each 5 events entries and 1 student judge for each 2 debate entries. Student judges will need Speechwire accounts and to be entered by name in Speechwire. Student judges should be entered by Wednesday, September 28.

Entry Fees:  Fees are $6.00 per student, based on pre-registration numbers as of Wednesday, September 28. Changes in pre-registration will be reflected in the final entry fees if made via the web site by September 28. After that time, net increases in entries will result in increases in final entry fees, while net decreases in entries will not reduce your final entry fees.

·      Please make checks payable to CCHS Speech and Debate Team. Please mail payment to Marti Benham, Cherry Creek High School, 9300 E. Union Avenue, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.

·      If you would like to pay by credit card, please go to https://cherrycreek.revtrak.net/cch/cch-speech-and-debate-external

·      If you are within the Cherry Creek School District, please complete a journal entry to pay CCH using the following Oracle account string:

23.3010.301.1900.170000.00000.91924.00.0000 and cc: KBentler@cherrycreekschools.org on your email.

Registration and Schedule:  Check-in will be held from 8:00- 8:15am. All schools must check-in by 8:15am. Rounds will begin promptly at 9:00am. Awards are scheduled for 2:30pm.

Mission, Vision, Inclusion, Harassment, and Discrimination:

At Cherry Creek Speech and Debate Tournaments, we embrace and support the mission of our school district, the vision of our school, the CHSAA Speech and Debate Inclusion Statement, and the NSDA Harassment and Discrimination Policy. Please review the attached document.

Rules:

·      Each school (administration, teachers, and/or coaches) is responsible for ensuring they have proper parental permission for students to participate in the tournament and to use the designated competition platforms.

·      A responsible coach must be available ONSITE and VIA CELL at all times.

·      Competition is open to 9-12 grade students representing the school in which they are officially enrolled and doing so with the permission of their school administration and/or coaches.

·      We will use CHSAA rules in all events, except Congressional Debate. We will use NSDA rules in Congressional Debate.

·      In CX, no kritiks or counterplans are allowed.

·      In CX, we will employ the NFHS Novice case limits, meaning that all teams should limit themselves to these case areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence: Restrict development and/or use of Lethal Autonomous Weapons (LAWs)
  • Biotechnology: Ban the use of germline genetic engineering in humans
  • Biotechnology: Substantially increase funding for vaccine research
  • Cyber: Ban offensive cyber operations

·      In Original Oratory and Informative Speaking, scripts are optional.

Awards:  We will award numerous superior and excellent ribbons. Awards will be sent to the schools after the tournament. Awards are scheduled for 2:30pm.

Judges' Certification Clinic:  We will host a clinic for adults interested in learning how to judge during the varsity season. This will be from 10:00am-1:00pm.

Site:  The tournament will be held at Cherry Creek High School, 9300 E. Union Avenue, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.

Questions and Concerns:  Please feel free to contact Marti Benham at Cherry Creek High School, 720-554-2216 (school), 303-921-9411 (cell), mbenham@cherrycreekschools.org


Mission, Vision, Inclusion, Harassment, and Discrimination

At Cherry Creek Speech and Debate Tournaments, we embrace and support the mission of our school district, the vision of our school, the CHSAA Speech and Debate Inclusion Statement, and the NSDA Harassment and Discrimination Policy.

Cherry Creek School District Mission

At Cherry Creek Schools, our mission is to inspire every student to think, to learn, to achieve, to care.

Cherry Creek High School Vision

As members of the Cherry Creek High School community, we value scholarship, leadership, and citizenship. We respect the dignity of all cultures and honor every individual’s passion and chosen path toward success.

CHSAA Speech and Debate Inclusion Statement

The CHSAA Speech and Debate community believes inclusion is vital to our community. We are committed to providing a safe and equitable learning and competitive environment that fosters a mindset of empathy, respect, and belonging for all involved in Speech and Debate, including, but not limited to students, coaches, judges and community members. We honor differences including races and cultures, genders and sexual orientations, abilities and aspirations, identities and affiliations, socioeconomics and worldviews. Embracing our diversity prepares our community to thrive. Individuals found to have violated this policy will be subject to the full range of sanctions, up to and including removal from the tournament premises.

National Speech & Debate Association Harassment and Discrimination Policy

The National Speech & Debate Association is committed to providing its participants, judges, coaches, and staff the opportunity to pursue excellence in their endeavors. This opportunity can exist only when each member of our community is assured an atmosphere of mutual respect. The NSDA prohibits all forms of harassment and discrimination. Accordingly, all forms of harassment and discrimination, whether written or oral, based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by any applicable federal, state, or local law are prohibited, whether committed by participants, judges, coaches, or observers. Individuals who are found to have violated this policy will be subject to the full range of sanctions, up to and including removal from the tournament premises.


Extemporaneous Speaking Topic Areas

USX

Round 1 Education & Social Issues

Round 2 Energy & Environment

Round 3 Congress

FX

Round 1 Europe

Round 2 Asia

Round 3 The Middle East

Lincoln-Douglas Debate – 2022 September/October Topic

Resolved: The United States ought to implement a single-payer universal healthcare system.

Public Forum Debate – 2022 September/October Topic Area: Environmental Infrastructure

Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially increase its investment in high-speed rail.

Policy Debate – 2022-2023 Topic

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its security cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in one or more of the following areas: artificial intelligence, biotechnology, cybersecurity.

Novice Case Limits for the 2022-2023 Policy Debate Topic

  • Artificial Intelligence: Restrict development and/or use of Lethal Autonomous Weapons (LAWs)
  • Biotechnology: Ban the use of germline genetic engineering in humans
  • Biotechnology: Substantially increase funding for vaccine research
  • Cyber: Ban offensive cyber operations

 

Manager contact information

Marti Benham
Email address: mbenham@cherrycreekschools.org
Phone number: 303-921-9411

Mailing address

Cherry Creek High School
9300 E. Union Avenue
Greenwood Village, CO 80128

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