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Broward AST #1

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This is a High School tournament in Florida.

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Happy September! 
 
Our first AST of the year is upon us, Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Flanagan High School (thanks Susan McGraw and Flanagan Students/Parents)! 
 
Please follow the instructions on this page to register your entries. Remember, each school may only initially enter FIVE students in all events except Congress, in which you can enter TEN. 
 
Registration for NEW ENTRIES will close on Monday, September 11 at 12pm. Waitlisted students will be released by no later than 4pm on Monday, September 11. Changes (drops or name changes) can be made until 12pm on Tuesday, September 12. Any hidden drops will result in your school being fined $25 per drop. You will be able to make your own changes until 12pm on that Tuesday. Any changes after that, please text Megan West: 940.206.3806 or Justin Weaver: 954.790.8160 the school name, student who is dropping, and her/his event. 
 
All competitors should arrive between 2:00-2:30.  Entrance is on the west side of the school for cars and buses. Do not enter from Taft Street.  Schools who need to arrive early due to bus sharing should email Susan McGraw at falcondebatecoach@gmail.com and she will make special arrangements to accommodate your arrival. From I-75 you will exit on Pines going East.  Turn left on 129 Avenue and turn right just past the middle school to stay on 129 Avenue.  Turn right into the parking lot at the second entrance. From Pines Blvd you will go West past Flamingo and turn right on 129 Ave.  Take first right just past the middle school to stay on 129 Avenue.  Turn right into the parking lot at the second entrance.
 
All judges will report directly to the Auditorium upon arrival.  Competitors will report to the cafeteria.  Coaches will register at the front of the auditorium then join and supervise their teams in the cafeteria. After the Flanagan bell rings, judges will be released to the Media Center. 
 
For PF, the SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER topic will be used - Resolved: Deployment of anti-missile systems is in South Korea’s best interest.
 
For LD, the NOVICE (civil disobedience) topic will be used - Resolved: Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified.
 
For Policy Debate, the 2017-18 topic will be used - Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its funding and/or regulation of elementary and/or secondary education in the United States. In addition, at the ASTs all teams MUST use the Novice Policy Packet. Instructions for accessing the packet were emailed directly to all coaches.
 
Extemp topic areas will be "Asia" and "Immigration", and Impromptu topic areas will be "Fall" and "Famous Poets".
 
Congress legislation for the fall semester will be emailed directly to all coaches. The fall legislation packet has designations for which bills will be debated in which months, with 4 bills per month. Per usual, chambers might not debate all 4 bills if time does not allow. 
 
More information may be sent out as the tournament approaches. Please let your mentor know if you have any questions about the process. We know this may be the first tournament for some of you! 
 
*REMINDER FOR PRIVATE AND CHARTER SCHOOLS: Please remember to bring your $250 made out to the Broward Education Foundation. If you need an invoice, please contact Megan West. 

Manager contact information

Justin Weaver
Email address: justin.weaver@browardschools.com
Phone number: 954-790-8160

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