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Palisade Winter Wonderland

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This is a High School tournament in Colorado.

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We are excited to invite your team to the Palisade Winter Wonderland to be held on Saturday, December 2nd, 2023.  
Before we get started, please add these dates to your calendar:
Thursday, November 16th   Extemp Draw topic areas released (not CST, though)
Friday, November 18th   Registration due
Thursday, November 30th   Adds/drops due by midnight  (Fees set - $9.00 drop fee)
We will run a tight schedule, so please do everything you can to arrive on time. 
Extemporaneous Speaking (DX, IX)
Creative StoryTelling
Humor recently moved from wave B to A
Original Oratory
World Schools Debate
Wave B:
Duo Interpretation
Program Oral Interpretation
Lincoln Douglas Debate
Public Forum Debate
Debate Topics:
LD (November/December topic) - Resolved: The United States ought to prohibit the extraction of fossil fuels from federal public lands
PF (November/December topic) - Resolved: The United States federal government should forgive all federal student loan debt
World Schools prepared motions: TEAMs: bring a World Almanac (all in 1) and a Dictionary with you!
Round 1: This House would ban the use of digital pay apps in retail markets. 
Round 2: Impromptu round
Round 3: This House would privatize national parks.
Extemp Topics (Darft as of Nov 9...if the world implodes or improves, these might change...but finalized by Nov 16th)
IX: Regions: Middle East, East Asia, Latin Americas; Topics: Geopolitical Conflicts, Economy, Environment, Health & Human Rights
USX: Economy, Politics, Geopolitical Alliances, Health & Human Rights
CHSAA rules will be utilized for all events. Team Sweeps will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place teams using the Western Slope Sweeps rules
Registration will be on www.speechwire.com
Fees will be $10.00 for individual events and $20.00 in team events (World Schools will be $10 per team member).  Please bring cash or check (payable to Palisade High School Speech and Debate) with you on the tournament day.
We are looking at a great turnout of judges this year and have been pursuing the recruitment and training of new judges as well as continued communication with the Grand Valley pool that already exists.  I would like to make a strong appeal, though, for you to bring as many judges as you possibly can.  If you are traveling, I understand your limitations, but if you are bringing a large crew, please reciprocate.  
I know that other District 51 schools continue to help recruit and train judges so that we can build our pool even larger and benefit all tournament hosts.
Our team will be running a well-stocked concessions stand (Soup Bar ($5), popcorn, healthy + unhealthy snacks, and a HOT CHOCOLATE BAR ($2)!) so tell your students to bring some cash and enjoy our goodies.  
Coaches and judges will be well-fed from our Speech & Debate families. 
New and old expectations: Our competitors and adults should understand that their demeanor at tournaments reflect the image of the entire speech and debate community. Although our competitors are very competitive, they have always done a great job of respecting and thanking each other, the judges, and the coaches:)
We embrace and strive to adhere to NSDA's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement: 
The National Speech & Debate Association is committed to modeling and fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion for all speech and debate communities.
We are continuously transforming our organization to reflect and operationalize the values of equity, integrity, respect, leadership, and service.
We will take responsibility.
We will heed, learn, and evolve.
We will work conscientiously to model and foster an inclusive and equitable speech and debate experience for all.
We look forward to seeing you at our tournament! For our new coaches - PLEASE ask any of us for help! We are here for you:)
Coach tournament jobs will be forthcoming, but know that we will use speechwire for balloting and tabulation.

Important tournament rooms

Storage/StuCo - 148B
Extemp Prep - 174DR
Tab Room - 182DR
Judges Lounge - 185DR
CST Prep - 220D
Impromptu Prep - Library

Manager contact information

Tracy Seremak
Email address: tracy.seremak@d51schools.org
Phone number: 8474458828

Mailing address

3679 G Rd
Palisade, CO 81526

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