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2018 MILLARD WEST WINTER WONDERLAND
 
Dear Forensics Colleague,
The Millard West Forensics Team cordially invites you to attend the 18th Annual Winter Wonderland Speech Tournament to be held on Friday, Jan. 26th, 2018.  The NIETOC events (HI, DI, OO, DUO) will have 2 judges in each section for Round I and II.  This will allow for students to have 3 ballots breaking into finals. All NSAA events (POE, INF, ENT, OID, EXT) and POI will have 1 judge in each section for Round I and II.
 
Please read over the invitation and call or e-mail if you have questions at: jmjerome@mpsomaha.org or 402-715-6092.
 
ENTRIES ARE DUE BY 6:00 p.m. ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 23rd 
 
EVENTS and RULES
We will be following NSDA rules for the following events:  Humorous Interp, Dramatic Interp, Original Oratory, Extemp, Duo Interp, Program Oral Interp.  
We will be following NSAA rules for the following events:  Entertainment, Interp of Poetry, Oral Interp of Drama and Informative.
For out of state schools the NSAA rules can be found at http://nsaahome.org/speech/ 
 
 
ENTRIES and FEES
Students may triple enter.  However, we will not hold a round if they are running late.  We will also be recognizing Top Novice in each Individual event.  
Each school will be allowed ONLY 7 ENTRIES per event (we will not have room, so please don’t ask for more entries).
Entry fee will be $7.00 per event (Duo counts as one event).  
Any entry not “covered” by your judges will cost an additional $15.00 per entry.  
Any drops after 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 24th will be an additional $10.00 per entry dropped.
 
LATE CHANGES
After the deadline, please contact Jennifer Jerome with any changes at:
402-715-6092 (classroom)
402-715-6000 (school)
402-715-6060 (school fax)
402-658-6933 (cell)
 
**There will be NO refunds for drops after your entry has been received**
 
JUDGES
You must provide one qualified judge for every five (5) entries.  
Any entry not “covered” by your judges will cost an additional $15.00 per entry.  
Please try to cover as many judges as possible.  
ALL JUDGES MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR FINALS.
 
AWARDS
Ribbons will be awarded in preliminary rounds for first place.  Trophies will be awarded to the champion in each event with medals for 2nd–6th place.  There will also be a trophy for top novice in each individual event.  Sweepstakes will be awarded to the top three teams.
 
LODGING
If you are coming from a distance, or if you’re planning on competing in the debate tournament Saturday, here is a list of hotels in the area:
Holiday Inn Express Omaha-West   17677 Wright St.  (402) 333-5566
Hilton Garden Inn 17879 Chicago St.  (402) 289-9696
Hampton Inn 17606 Arbor Plaza (402) 330-9500
 
CONCESSIONS
There will be a concession stand and a judges and coaches lounge provided all evening.
 
INDIVIDUAL EVENTS SCHEDULE
3:15 – 3:45 p.m.        REGISTRATION, in front of the media center.  All participants should wait in the Auditorium. 
3:30 EXTEMP DRAW, Round I
3:45 General Meeting, Auditorium
4:00 ROUND I
5:30 EXTEMP DRAW, Round II
6:00 ROUND II
ASAP Finals Posted
**AWARDS A.S.A.P. FOLLOWING FINALS**
 
"Students advancing to bid rounds of this tournament will earn one official bid for the 2018 NIETOC hosted at Denver East High School in Denver, CO May 11-13, 2018."
 
**We will send six students in all events to finals, six to honors finals, and 6 to merit finals in all events EXCEPT OID, which will only have champs and honors (with 4 teams in each). If entries allow, we will advance 6 to consolation finals, in the NIETOC events only.**
 
 
**Ties in finals will be broken on the following criteria:
1       Total ranks in this round/s
2       Prelim opponents' average rank (this preferences those in more difficult sections)
3       Head-to-head in prelims (2-way ties only)
4       Reciprocals in this round/s (here a 1-2-3 combination would advance over a 2-2-2)**
 
We look forward to a great tournament and to seeing all of you!
 
Jennifer Jerome, Director of Forensics 
and the Millard West Forensics Team
 
 

Manager contact information

Jennifer Jerome
Email address: jjerome1984@gmail.com
Phone number: 4026586933

Mailing address

5710 S. 176th Ave.
Omaha, NE 68135

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