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Westfield Middle School Speech Tournament

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Dear Speech Coaches,


I hope you are having a wonderful school year!  We were so thankful many of you joined us for our first ever Tournament last year and we are excited to welcome you back this December 8th for another wonderful Meet!  


Westfield Middle School cordially invites you to the Westfield Middle School Speech Invitational on December 8th,  2018. This tournament is open to sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. The tournament will be conducted in compliance with the Indiana High School Forensic Association rules for Middle Schools (www.IHSFA.org).  


Events of the Day: Declamation, Drama, Discussion, Extemp, Humor, Impromptu, Original Oratory, Poetry, Prose, Radio, Scripted Duo and Memorized Duo


Registration:  The registration for this event will be through Speechwire.com.  All Entries, drops, and edits must be made before Wednesday December 5th by 3:00 pm through Speechwire.   The registration for this event is not yet currently open, but will be soon.  You should receive an invitation from speechwire when it is open for registration.    



Discussion:  School Safety


Round 1:  What will be the impact of Indiana’s New school metal detector program?  

Round 2:  Should teachers be allowed to carry weapons?

Round 3:  How can schools better cultivate mental and emotional health?




Impromptu  Middle school format  8 minutes to prepare and deliver a speech.

Round 1:   A single WORD is the topic

Round 2:   The speaker is given a quotation

Round 3:   Is a current event question.



Radio:  Radio Prep begins 30 minutes before the first round.   Students should be in choir room by 8:30 am.

Round 1:   30 minute prep to write a 60 second commercial.  Product fact sheet will be provided.

Round 2:   Editorial Cold Read:  Each student gets 60 seconds to look at provided editorial

Round 3:   Newscast: Students must prepare and bring their own 2 minute newscast


Extemp:   Extemp Prep begins 30 minutes before the first round.  Students will meet in WLGI at 8:30 am.

Extemp topics and articles  will be selected the day of the meet. Students will have a 30 minute prep. They will only draw once. They may use one 4x6 note card during their speech.   


Doubling: A student may not double in Discussion or Radio.  All others they may double at their own risk.


Entry limits:  6 per event for a total of 35 entries per team. No student may enter more than 2 events.   


Judging:  1 judge for every 6 entries or fraction thereof. Failure to bring judges will cause a team to be disqualified from sweepstakes.      


Food: will be available to purchase in our cafeteria throughout the day. There will be a complimentary snack room for judges and coaches.  



Schedule of the Day:                                        

8:30 am:  Judges’ Meeting- West Stage Area

8:30 am:  Broadcasting should report to the CHOIR Room for prep

8:30 am:  Extemp should report to the West-LGI room for Prep


Official Rounds  

Round 1  9:00 am                                  

       Round 2  10:15 am

        Round 3  11:30 am

         Awards    1:15 ? - West Gym


Visitors :   May watch a round but must stay the entire length of the round, enter the round before it begins, identify themselves to the judge in the room, and no devices may be used for photos, recording, texting, etc.  At the judge’s discretion a visitor must leave the round for inappropriate behavior.


Awards: Double ribbons will be awarded for the top 5 places per event. Trophies will be awarded to the top 5 teams.


Location: Westfield Middle School

   345 W Hoover Street

  Westfield, IN, IN 46074

School Phone: 3178676602



Buses:  Students may be dropped off at either the north or south entrance however we recommend the south entrance..  They must park in the Bus lot on the East side of the building. All other parking can be on the south side.  Parking on the north side of the school will be limited due to construction.


Registration Table:  The Registration table will be located near the SOUTH entrance outside of the library.  These are located between doors 12 and 13. This will also be where the judges must submit their critique sheets and rankings .  Final registration for the tournament will be from 8:00 to 8:30am the morning of December 2nd. . Coaches must report all drops before 8:30 am.  


Scores:  Will be posted after Rounds 1 and 2 on the Windows on the South Side of the Cafeteria.   



Thank you again for joining us on December 8th  We look forward to a wonderful day. If you have questions please address them to Kelly Day, dayk@wws.k12.in.us  765-366-1577.   



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Kelly Day
Email address: dayk@wws.k12.in.us
Phone number: 7653661577

Mailing address

345 W Hoover Street
Westfield , IN 46260

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