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CPHS ''For the Love of Speech''

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This is a High School tournament in Indiana.

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3rd Annual CPHS "For the Love of Speech" Tournament

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Please email Heidi Marek (hmarek@cps.k12.in.us) with any questions. 

You may also text Heidi at 574-323-5263.

Hosted at Crown Point High School - on Central time zone.


Events available: 

  • All ISSDA events. 
  • One Open Division. 


  • Entries are due in Speechwire by Friday, February 3rd. Late entries by Sunday, February 5th.
  •  Drops may be made via Speechwire until midnight on Friday, February 10th.
  • After that time, please text 574-323-5263 or email Heidi at hmarek@cps.k12.in.us.   Entries are capped at a total of 40 per team. 



  • Please bring one judge for every 4 speakers or fraction thereof (3 Duo teams=2 judges).
  • We are using E-Balloting. Please bring a device.    
    • ​Coaches - please confirm judges have speechwire accounts. 


  • Crown Point High School is located at 1500 S. Main Street in Crown Point. We are on Central time.
  • Bus Parking is availabe in front of the building, off of Main Street.
  • Please check in at the main entrance lobby. Located next to the cafeteria. 
  • Our school is currently under construction. This creates some limitations in parking and access to certain parts of the school. Please inform students to NOT enter construction zones for their safety!!!!
  • Student area is in the cafeteria. Due to space limitations we cannot offer individual team rooms at this time. 
  • Tab Room is in room D133. Next to the “D” Learning Commons entrance. 
  • Judges lounge is in room D128. 
  • Extemp prep will be in the Learning Commons (library.) 



  • Final Registration is from 7:00 - 7:30AM 
  • 7:30AM -  All teams and judges meeting in the cafeteria.
  • 7:45AM - Extemp Prep #1 in the Learning Commons. 
  • 8:30 AM - Round 1 - All events
  • 9:45AM - Round 2  - All events
  • 10:45AM - Extemp Prep #2 in the Learning Commons
  • 11:15AM - Round 3 - All events
  • 12:15PM - Lunch
    • ​12:45 - Radio prep for Round 4
  • 1:15PM - Round 4 - All events
  • 2:30PM - Awards (anticipated) 



  • Concessions are available for students in the cafeteria. Lunch is provided for judges, coaches and bus drivers in the judges lounge. 
  • Please bring water bottles. Our fountains have been switched to bottle fillers. 


  • Radio will be performed in the radio station.  
  • Round 1 & 2 - 5 minute newscast with sign-on / sign-off, music - intro / outro.  Round 3 - on-the-spot.  Round 4 - sign-on/off with Editorial. 
  • Please see more detailed descriptions in the Files for Download tab. 


  • US and International Extemp will be split if the entry numbers support the split. If the entry numbers do not support it, we will combine.
  • All prep will take place in the Learning Commons
  • Prep #1 is at 7:45 for Rounds 1 & 2. Prep #2 is at 10:45 for Rounds 3 & 4.   

Discussion -  Artifacts are posted in the Files for Download tab. 



  • Round 1 -  Single Word
  • Round 2 -  Quote
  • Round 3 - Current Event
  • Round 4 - Idiom 


Awards -  Ribbons for competitors up to 8th place. Trophies for Team Sweeps. 

Manager contact information

Heidi Marek
Email address: hmarek@cps.k12.in.us
Phone number: 574-323-5263

Mailing address

1500 S. Main Street
Crown Point, IN 46307

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