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Dear Forensics Coach:
 
We are pleased to invite you and your team to the 2018 Altoona High School Forensic Invitational, held on Saturday, February 17, 2018.  We are excited to host for this year and look forward to a terrific day of high-quality competition! 
 
REGISTRATION:
Schools may register at http://www.speechwire.com.
 
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
Registration will close at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, February 9th.  You may add and drop entries until 4:00 PM on Monday, February 12th.
 
DAY of TOURNAMENT DROPS and CHECK-IN:
All schools are required to text their drops or confirm their attendance by 7:15 am on Saturday morning. Please text even if your team doesn’t have any drops to report, as it will serve as confirmation.
 
Text Angela Roloson at (608)738-8362
 
Check-in will start at 7:45 AM in front of the main office.  All participating schools are expected to be checked-in no later than 8:15 AM.
 
RULES:
We will offer the following WFCA events: Demonstration Speaking, Duo Interpretation, Extemporaneous Speaking, Farrago, Group Interpretation, Impromptu Speaking, Informative Speaking, Moments in History, Oral Interpretation of Literature, Oratory, Play Acting, Poetry, Prose, Radio Announcing, Solo Acting (Humorous and Serious combined), Special Occasion Speaking, and Storytelling.  We will also operate under the following modifications for a more WHSFA-friendly tournament.
1.      Two speakers will be allowed in Demonstration Speaking.
2.      Four-minute speakers can be entered into WFCA’s Informative Speaking category, which carries a six-minute time limit.  Four-minute speakers will not be penalized unless they are far under four minutes and the judge deems their piece to be lacking substance.
3.      One 4x6 note card can be used in Oratory.  Other categories that allow notes do not specify what can and cannot be used.
4.      Public address students will not have their own category, but can enter into Oratory.  Judges will be alerted to this.
5.      Chairs may be used in Solo or Group Interp.  Optional reader’s stands can be used in any category involving a script or notes.
6.      Solo Serious and Solo Humorous will be combined into Solo Acting and judged together.
7.      In Storytelling, the order in which stories are told will be set by random draw at the opening meeting.
 
LOCATION:
We will likely be utilizing the high school middle school (connected).
 
SCHEDULE:
8:30 AM Radio/Extemp draws begin in the library
8:30 AM Mandatory Judges and Coaches meeting in the auditorium
9:00 AM Round I
10:15 AM Round II
11:30 AM Round III
1:45 PM Power Rounds begin
3:30 PM Awards in the auditorium
 
MULTIPLE-ENTRY:    Double or triple entries are allowed.  Each team can have a maximum of 75 entries.
 
AWARDS:
The top three in each category will receive trophies.  The remaining power round contestants will receive medals. Team trophies will go to the top three schools, based on the points scored by their top 25 entries.  First and Second place small team trophies will go to the schools with 6-14 entries that earn the best average per entry.
 
FOOD: Lunch may be purchased from the concession stand, located in the high school commons.  
 
FEES: A fee of $8.00 will be charged for each individual entry and $12.00 for Play Acting, Group Interpretation and Duo Interp based on your registration as of Monday, February 12.
Refunds will not be made for drops after 4:00 PM on Monday, February 12.
 
DEADLINE: Registration will close at 4:00 PM on Friday, February 9.  You may add and drop entries until 4:00 PM on Monday, February 12.
 
CONFIRMATION:
Coaches can confirm their entries on http://www.speechwire.com.
Please print out your students’ codes on Friday, February 16. No paper copies will be provided.
 
JUDGES: Each school must provide one judge for every five entries or portion of five entries. Each school is allowed a maximum of 5 affiliated (non-clean) judges per school, and must provide one "clean" judge for every 5 entries over 25. Each group, duo or play is considered one entry.  Please, bring your own judges. 
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us using the info below.
 
Angela Roloson
AHS Head Forensics Coach 
School Phone: (715) 839-6031 Ext. 414
Cell Phone: (608) 738-8362
Email: aroloson@altoona.k12.wi.us
 
Thank you,
 
Angela Roloson & Emily Sibilski
 

Manager contact information

Angela Roloson
Email address: aroloson@altoona.k12.wi.us
Phone number: 608-738-8362

Mailing address

Altoona High School
711 7th Street West
Altoona, WI 54720

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