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Lotus School for Excellence Novice Congress

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Lotus School for Excellence Congress
Monday, 10 October
Lotus School for Excellence
11001 E Alameda Ave, Aurora, CO 80012
 
You are cordially invited to participate in the Lotus School for Excellence Congress on 10 October, 2022. The tournament will be held at Lotus School for Excellence, 11001 E Alameda Ave, Aurora, CO 80012.
 
Events:  We will host Congressional Debate at the novice & varsity level. 
 
Congressional Debate:  The docket is set and is be available on www.speechwire.com. 
 
Entries:  Registration will occur via www.speechwire.com. Registration will close on Wednesday, 5 October.
 
Judges:  Each school is expected to provide 1 judge for each 10 congress entries. Varsity students can judge Novice Congress. Judges will need Speechwire accounts and to be entered by name in Speechwire. Judges should be entered by Wednesday, 5 October.
 
Registration and Schedule:  Registration check-in will be held from 4:00- 4:15pm in the Lotus Secondary Gym. To access the Secondary Gym, pass through the gate to the right of the Secondary office and enter the double doors on the right side of the building. Following the restrooms, turn right into the Secondary Gym. All schools must check-in by 4:15pm. Rounds will begin promptly at 4:30pm. Awards are scheduled for 7:45pm.
 
Pizza: We will provide a free pizza break between the two sessions.
 
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 NSDA rules in Congressional Debate. Congress will have two rounds or sessions.  There will be a new PO for each session. Precedence will start over for each session.
  • The docket order is set.
  • All competitors and judges must have a Speechwire account to log in.
  • Ben at Speechwire has provided video resources to explain the creation of student accounts, judging online, viewing ballots and competing online. Please check them out. https://www.speechwire.com/p-video-resources.php
 
Awards:  We will award medals and numerous superior and excellent ribbons during the Awards Ceremony at 7:45pm.
 
Site:  The tournament will be held in the Secondary Gym at Lotus School for Excellence, 11001 E Alameda Ave, Aurora, CO 80012.
 
Questions and Concerns:  Please feel free to contact Rachel Martin at Lotus School for Excellence; rmartin@lotusschool.org (email), 303-360-0052 ext. 233 (Lotus phone), 727-539-9769 (cell/text).
 
This is our first Congress hosted at LSE, and we are so excited to invite you into our community. Thank you for your time and consideration! 

Manager contact information

Rachel Martin
Email address: rmartin@lotusschool.org
Phone number: 7275399769

Mailing address

Lotus School for Excellence
11001 E Alameda Ave
Aurora, CO 80012

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