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Lafayette HS Irish Alumni Varsity Invitationals 2023

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2023 Lafayette HS Irish Alumni Varsity Invitationals  


Dear Speech and Debate Coaches and Teams: 


The Lafayette High School Chapter of the National Forensics League cordially invites you to our annual Lafayette HS Irish Alumni Varsity Invitational to be held on January 20th and 21st 


Events at the Varsity tournament will include: 

Lincoln-Douglas Debate       Public Forum Debate                           Policy Debate  

Student Congress                  US Extemporaneous Speaking            International Extemporaneous Speaking 

Humorous Interpretation     Dramatic Interpretation                      Duo Interpretation                               

Original Oratory                   Program Oral Interpretation              Informative Speaking                                    



Policy Debate:           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. 


Lincoln-Douglas:      Resolved:        January NSDA Topic 


Public Forum:           Resolved:        January NSDA Topic 


Student Congress:     December 2022 NSDA legislation. 


We will guarantee 2 entries in each event and then all other entries will be waitlisted upon entry. Extra entries will be awarded as available and at the discretion of the host school. Entry fees will be 8.00/entry.  


Submit entries on SpeechWire: 

Lafayette HS Irish Alumni Varsity Invitationals.  


The deadline for entries is Wednesday, January 11th, 3 pm.  

Confirmations: 2 pm, Thursday, January 12th


Central will be hosting the Cronkite Classic Novice Tournament this weekend. Please contact Joseph Barbosa for questions: josephbarbosa@sjsd.k12.mo.us  



Please note:  Though LHS is not completely inaccessible, it is not particularly wheelchair-friendly. If you have a student(s) who is wheelchair-bound and/or struggles with stairs, please let me know who and in what event(s) he/she will compete in, so that I may reassign rooms to better accommodate him/her. 




Dr. Shane Heard                                 Kate Miro                                            Derek Frieling             

LHS S/D Head Coach                         LHS S/D Assistant Coach                  LHS S/D Assistant Coach 

shaneheard@sjsd.k12.mo.us              katemiro@sjsd.k12.mo.us                  derkfrieling@sjsd.k12.mo.us 

816.261.3358                                      915.474.5098                                      816.294.9401 


Manager contact information

Dr. M. Shane Heard
Email address: shaneheard@sjsd.k12.mo.us
Phone number: 816-261-3358

Mailing address

412 E. Highland Ave.
Saint Joseph, MO 64505

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