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September 21, 2023       
Dear Speech Coach:
Glenbard South High School Speech Team cordially invites you to participate in our second Glenbard South Celebrity Invitational Tournament, on December 2, 2023.   This completely in-person tournament will consist of 3 prelim rounds and a final round with 3 judges in all 14 events.  It is our goal to provide a friendly and fun tournament for students from schools with smaller and less competitive teams like ours. Each team will be eligible to compete for a team award and individuals from each team will be eligible to advance to the elimination rounds.  Students who place in the top 6 of final rounds will receive ribbons, and the team sweepstakes champion will receive a trophy. NEW THIS YEAR!!! WE ARE ASKING STUDENTS, JUDGES, AND COACHES TO DRESS AS THEIR FAVORITE CELEBRITY. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes based on results from a digital ballot offered to all participants in the tournament. 
Entry Fees & Judge Requirements:
$150 for 1 - 14 Entries
$200 for 15 - 28 Entries
$250 for 29 - 42 Entries
(No team will be allowed to enter more than 3 entries per event.)
You will need to bring 1 judge for every 6 entries.  You must enter your judges on Speechwire by Thursday, Nov. 30, at 6PM.  Your hired judges need to be available on Saturday until 4PM. We will be using most if not all of them, and ask that your judges be clean. We will make every effort to ensure that your judges do not judge any students from your team, but we cannot guarantee that 100%.
Limited Prep Events (RADIO, EXTEMP, IMPROMPTU):
For the preliminary Radio rounds, students will create and bring their own Radio script using news from no more than 24 hours prior to the tournament.  For the final round of Radio, students will prep in the Library and will be supplied with a packet of stories in order to create a new script.  Students will need to bring their own manila folder, scissors, and tape.
EXT will prep before each round.  
Duets will count as part of team sweeps.
Please use your best judgement in terms of triple-entering students. 
Tab/Help Desk
Our Tab Room/Help Desk will open at 7:30AM and will be located in the Teachers Offices connected to the LRC.  If you or a judge runs into any issue, if you want to check how your kids are doing, or if you just want to pop in, say hello, you are encouraged to do so.
Final Round individual results and team rankings will be announced and students will be called up on stage in the auditorium at 4PM.
The Concession Stand will be open all day during the tournament.  Students may purchase breakfast, lunch, and snack items to be consumed in the Commons/Cafeteria.  
Team Tables:
There will be tables in the Commons for teams to use as a home base.
7:30 AM - Registration
8:00 AM - Round 1A Events
Round 1: DI, HDA, IMP, OC, OO, PRO, SOS
8:30 AM - Round 1 EXT Prep
Prep: ES
9:00 AM - Round 1B Events
Round 1: DDA, ES, HI, INF, OD, POE, RS
10:00 AM - Round 2A Events
Round 2: DI, HDA, IMP, OC, OO, PRO, SOS
10:30 AM - Round 2 ES Prep
Prep: ES
11:00 AM - Round 2B Events
Round 2: DDA, ES, HI, INF, OD, POE, RS
12:00 PM - Round 3A Events
Round 3: DI, HDA, IMP, OC, OO, PRO, SOS
12:30 PM - Round 3 ES Prep
Prep: ES
1:00 PM - Round 3B Events
Round 3: DDA, ES, HI, INF, OD, POE, RS
2:00 PM - Final Rounds Posted & Finals ES Prep
Prep: ES
2:30 PM - Final Rounds All Events Except Radio
Final round: DDA, DI, ES, HDA, HI, IMP, INF, OD, OC, OO, POE, PRO, SOS
2:45 PM - Final Round Radio
Final round: RS
4:00 PM - Awards
If you are interested in participating, please indicate that you are attending in Speechwire as soon as possible, and add your entries by Tuesday, November 28, at 6PM.  Don't forget to mail your registration fee to my attention and include your school name:
Candace Vickers
Glenbard South High School
23W200 Butterfield Rd
Glen Ellyn, IL  60137
Candace Vickers
Head Speech Coach
Glenbard South High School


Manager contact information

Candace Vickers
Email address: candace_vickers@glenbard.org
Phone number: 630-209-6184

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23W200 Butterfield Rd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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