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Husker Holiday Speech Tournament

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This is a High School tournament in Nebraska.

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Dear Colleagues,
 
The coaches and students of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Speech & Debate Team cordially invite you to our tenth annual high school tournament to be held on Saturday, December 15th, 2018
 
As UNL’s Director of Speech and Debate, I am excited at the opportunity to provide the best possible tournament for the high school forensics community.   With your help we hope to offer a tournament that is fun, professional, and educational for all involved.  
 
We will offer two preliminary rounds and finals.  The following events will be offered at the tournament:  Extemporaneous Speaking, Humorous Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Duo/Duet, Poetry, Impromptu, Oratory, Oral Interpretation of Drama, Entertainment Speaking, Informative Speaking, and Program Oral Interpretation.  Trophies will be awarded for 1st-3rd places and medals for 4th-6th place.  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies will be awarded for school sweepstakes.  In order to accommodate schools who normally perform Duet, we have extended the time limit of Duo to 12 minutes.
 
Entries must be in by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday the 12th of December.  All entries will be via SpeechWire.com.  Fees for the tournament will be $8 per slot and an additional $8 per uncovered slot.  Each judge you provide will cover 6 slots.  We  have plenty of hired judges available if you are unable to cover your slots.  
 
 
Schedule:  
        7:30 - 8:30 Registration 
8:30 Extemp Draw - round 1
9:00 Flight A - (DI, DUO/DUET, INF, EXT, ENT,POI)
10:15 Flight B - (HI, POE, OID, OO, IMP)
12:00 Extemp Draw - round 2
12:15 Flight A 
1:30 Flight B
2:45 Extemp Draw - finals
3:00 Finals Flight A
4:15 Finals Flight B
 
***AWARDS ASAP after FINALS***
 
Registration will in Burnett Hall room 115.  All our rooms should be in Burnett or nearby buildings but given the weather we do advice people to bring a coat
 
Parking:  You may park in any university lot and will not be ticketed.  The closest lot is on 14th and Vine.  If you park in the garage or a meter spot you will need to pay.
 
Food:  The UNL forensics team will once again be providing food for judges and competitors at the tournament free of charge.  Additionally, the UNL Student Union will also be open during this time if you wish to purchase additional food.
 
Our goal is to offer the best possible forensics experience for you and your students.
 
Sincerely,
 
Aaron Duncan
Director of Speech & Debate
Associate Professor of Practive
Department of Communication Studies
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Pound Hall 357
Phone:  472-6920 Email:  Aduncan3@unl.edu
 

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Aaron Duncan
Email address: aduncan3@unl.edu
Phone number: 4024507830

Mailing address

375 Pound Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0329

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