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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, Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Flanagan High School (thanks Ellis Fraser 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 10 at 12pm. Waitlisted students will be released by no later than 4pm on Monday, September 10. You will be permitted to make changes (drops or name changes) until 12pm on Wednesday, September 12. 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. Any HIDDEN DROPS (drops that go unreported by the start of the tournament) will cost the school $20 per drop, to be invoiced and paid before the next AST. 
 
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 Ellis Fraser at ellis.fraser@browardschools.com and he will ATTEMPT to 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.
 
Safety & Security:
  • All buses and cars, even early ones, will enter from the west side gate only. This is on 129th Avenue and it is the gate closest to Taft Street. It takes you into the drivers education lot. Any one who is staying will park there as well. Entry will be permitted form 2-2:30 and then again at 3 once school has dismissed.
  • All competitors, judges, and coaches MUST visibly wear and display the identifying lanyards and/or badges provided. Check you email for distribution information. Anyone not wearing their lanyard and/or badge will be asked to leave the campus. For the September tournament ONLY, coaches MUST pick-up these lanyards from the Media Center upon arrival and distribute them to students. For future tournaments, students will be expected to be wearing their lanyards upon arrival. All judges (that are not students) will pick-up their lanyards at judge check-in at the Media Center. Student judges should be given lanyards from their coach. 
  • No competitors may wander around the school. They must either be in rounds or in the cafeteria.
  • Current BCPS Security Policy reiterates the importance of consistent supervision of students by their coach/chaperone. All coaches MUST wait until all of their students have left campus via approved transportation before they can leave Flanagan. Failure to adhere to this rule will preclude a team from future AST participation.
 
For PF, the SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER topic will be used - Resolved: The United States should accede to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea without reservations.
 
For LD, the NOVICE (civil disobedience) topic will be used - Resolved: Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified.
 
For Policy Debate, the 2018-19 topic will be used - Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce its restrictions on legal immigration to 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 "the US Supreme Court" and "International Trade", and Impromptu topic areas will be "Fall" and "Famous Poets".
 
Congress legislation for the fall semester was provided at the Fall Coaches' Meeting. It is also accessible electronically here under the "Files for Download" section. 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 email Megan with how many tournaments you will be attending this year so that an invoice can be generated for you. These MUST be paid before or at the first AST for schools to be able to participate. 

Manager contact information

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

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