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Summit Hilltopper Holiday Classic

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This is a High School tournament in New Jersey.

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Please join the Summit High Speech and Debate team as we celebrate forensics and the festive season at our annual (well, here's hoping...) Summit Hilltopper Holiday Classic on Saturday, December 8, 2018! 
We are asking Santa Claus for NICE WEATHER this year. Maybe if we are really GOOD, we won't end up on the naughty list with another snow cancellation!
We will be offering all of the 11 NJFL Speech Events: Dramatic, Humorous, Duo, Oral Interpretation, Program Oral Interpretation; Improvisational Acting, Impromptu Speaking, Informative Speaking, Extemporaneous Speaking, Original Oratory, and Declamation.
We are also having NOVICE FINAL ROUNDS in all Speech events, excluding Congress and Declamation, if there are enough entries.
We will offer Congressional Debate, two divisions of Public Forum Debate and one open division of Lincoln-Douglas Debate.
Students may double enter in any of the speech events, but may not double enter if competing in student congress or debate. 
There will be three preliminary rounds and one final round in all ten of the speech events.  The final round of EXTEMP will include cross-examination.
DEBATE will have four rounds with no final round.
In Public Forum, students will be debating the December resolution. We will be following CFL rules, so there will be NO coin flip for sides.
CONGRESS will have two sessions.  Please email all BILLS by Fri, November 30.  We will upload the bills to SpeechWire by Sun, December 2.
The main goal of the NJSDL is to provide a quality learning experience for all of our competitors and to help them grow as effective communicators.  At our fall coaches meeting we decided we could provide additional judge training at some of our fall tournaments to more effectively prepare our judges, especially for the State and District Tournaments. The Summit Hilltopper Holiday Classic will be offering JUDGE TRAINING for your new judges during ROUND 1. Experienced parent judges and SHS competitors will review all of the judging expectations and criteria for providing constructive feedback to our students. Students will give brief presentations of various events and new judges will learn to fill out a ballot and write constructive comments. Following the training, the new judges will be assigned an experienced judge to shadow in ROUND 2 and ROUND 3. 
Please email ANNE POYNER with the names of any parents or new judges who would be interested in attending the JUDGE TRAINING. 
Awards will be given to the six finalists in each event, and sweepstakes trophies to the top three schools.
The deadline for entry is Wed, Dec 5 at 5:00pm EST. Registration will be done online at www.SpeechWire.com. Adds and drops can be made without penalty on the website until Fri, Dec 7, at 5:00pm EST. A nuisance charge of $10 will be made to any drops made after this time. Adds at registration will incur a $5 nuisance charge. Dropped judges will incur a $125 penalty.  
Please present payment in the form of cash, check, or purchase order on the day of the tournament. 
Individual Speakers $10.00 per slot
Duo Teams and PF Teams $15.00  per team
Hired Judges: $85.00 per judge
Please make checks/purchase orders payable to: Summit High School.
One judge for every 5 speech contestants and/or one judge for every 3 PF debate teams. 
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Summit High School, 125 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit, NJ 07901
REGISTRATION will be open from 7:45-8:45 am.  PLEASE arrive on time so that we can begin Round One promptly at 9:30am.  
TEXT or CALL when your team is en route to let us know if you have any drops:
Anne Poyner  908-304-4288   
7:45-8:45am Registration
9:00 Judges Meeting in Auditorium.
9:00 Extemp Draw in Library
9:30 Rd 1  all speech events, Congress, PF
11:00 Rd 2  speech; PF; Judge Training in Orchestra room
1:00 pm         Rd 3  speech; PF; Congress 
3:00 Rd 4 PF;  FINALS all speech
Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be sold in the cafeteria.  Food will be provided to coaches and judges in the teacher's lounge adjacent to the student cafeteria.


Manager contact information

anne poyner
Email address: apoyner@summit.k12.nj.us
Phone number: 9083044288

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125 Kent Place Blvd
Summit, NJ 07901

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