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Canterbury Middle School Speech and Debate

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This is a Middle School tournament in Indiana.

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Hello Coaches,

You are cordially invited to the Canterbury Middle School Speech Tournament! 

We are limiting teams to 50 entries overall and the total size of the tournament to 200 entries.  


Entries are due by Wednesday November 29th at noon.  Only name changes and drops will be accepted. All registration will be done on Speechwire.com.  Please text last minute drops to coach Kevin Torwelle ASAP at 260.446.6792


Entry limits: 7 per event for a total of 50 entries per team. No student may enter more than 2 events.


Doubling: A student may not double in Debate.  All others double at their own risk. Double-entered students are responsible for getting to both events during rounds. While judges will be made aware of double entered students on their ballots, students should still inform their judges that they are double entered.


Judges: Please bring one judge for every five entries or fraction thereof (6 entries = 2 judges).  Extra judges are always welcome.  

All events will have three rounds, except debate, which will have 4.

All events will follow IHSFA Middle School Event Rules


Discussion: The questions for discussion are below:

Topic: Technology

For each of the following questions, consider:

What is the nature of the problem? How should various actors (e.g. government, private organization, individuals) be involved?

Round 1: Does virtual reality have a place in education or the workplace? How do you think these tools will evolve in our lives?
Round 2: Does artificial intelligence help or hinder creativity in art? What are the ethical considerations for using AI to create art? How do AI tools like image creation change the workflow of creative people?
Round 3: What are the implications of manufacturing being increasingly automated? Will this cause jobs to disappear, or will they be shifted to other areas? 


7:30 - 8:15 am:   Registration

8:30 am: Judges' meeting

9:00 am: Debate round 1, Extemp and Broadcasting Prep

9:30 am: Round 1 for all other events

~12:30 pm: Awards in auditorium


Food: Food will be available to purchase in our cafeteria throughout the day. Pizza will be available around 10:45 am. Please support our concession stand, as it helps fund our tournament expenses!


We look forward to seeing you in Fort Wayne on December 2nd!  


Contact information

Kevin Torwelle, coach




Canterbury Middle School

5601 Covington Road

Fort Wayne IN 46804


Important tournament rooms

Radio Prep/Holding - 106
Judges Lounge - 108
Extemp Prep - 218

Manager contact information

Kevin Torwelle
Email address: ktorwelle@canterburyschool.org
Phone number: 2604466792

Mailing address

5601 Covington Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

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