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Sheboygan South Forensics Invitational 2019

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Hello forensics coaches.


On behalf of the administration, forensics staff, and students of Sheboygan South High School, we are pleased to once again open our doors to you for our annual Forensics Invitational and Student Congress Tournament.  Student Congress competition will be held on Friday February 23rd,  and all Forensics events will be held on Saturday February 24th.

We are excited to offer students the opportunity to double or triple enter in multiple categories once again this year, with the exception that students competing in extemp or radio may only compete in one other category if they wish and may not compete in both radio and extemp. 


Entries and Categories

Each school will be permitted 25 varsity entries.  You may enter as many students as you like, but only the top 25 scores will count towards your team sweepstakes points.  You may register up to 8 entries per category, but no more than 4 will be counted for team sweepstakes points.  All WFCA forensics categories will be offered.  Rules can be found at http://www.wfcaforensics.org

**We will also offer two extra categories.** 

Oratorical Declamation will be offered for any freshmen or sophomore competitor who wishes to enter.  Rules for Oratorical Declamation will follow Catholic Forensics League rules, which can be found at http://www.ncfl.org

Extemporaneous Reading is being offered as a new category for students who want to try something different as a second or third category.  It is an improvised reading category where students will enter the room, be given a few choices of short literature selections to choose from, and then have a few minutes to skim through and deliver to the judge.  Rules for the category can be found in the “files” tab here at speechwire.




We will be utilizing the Speechwire web site for registration, scheduling, and tabulation.  To register your team, visit: http://www.speechwire.com

Please submit an initial registration for your team by 5:00pm on Sunday, February 18th.  You can manage your own drops and adds yourself through the Speechwire site through 5:00pm on Thursday, February 22nd.  After that, your total fees will be locked.  Any drops after 5:00pm on Thursday will need to be emailed to bkroll@sasd.net

Any questions about using Speechwire?  Send an email to bkroll@sasd.net or call (414)688-2817.



Individual entries - $10.00

Group entries - $15.00

You are responsible for all fees as of Thursday, February 22nd at 5:00pm.  


You are responsible for bringing 1 judge for every 5 entries.  Uncovered entries will be charged $25 per entry.  (For example, if you have 17 entries, you could bring 4 judges, or bring 3 and owe $50 for the uncovered entries.)

Teams with more than 60 entries are limited to bringing a total of 12 judges with them.  Any additional judge requirements for these teams must be hired through the tournament at the rate of $125 per judge.

Schools competing in student congress will need to provide 1 judge for every 8 contestants.


Concessions will be available throughout the day in the South High Commons.  Please plan on eating on-site so power rounds are not delayed.


Trophies will be given to the top three contestants in each category.  All other finalists shall receive medals.

Large team trophies will be awarded to the top three teams based on the total prelim scores of the top 25 speakers for the team.  Medium team trophies will be awarded to the top 2 teams in each division.  

In addition, we will award a "triathlon trophy" to the top triple entered student.  The trophy will be awarded to the student with the lowest total preliminary round scores.

Once again this year, we are teaming up with Sheboygan North to offer a special "Sheboygan Crown" award.  Schools that compete at both the Sheboygan South Tournament on February 24th and the Sheboygan North Tournament on March 3rd will be eligible.  The school with the highest total points amongst its top four speech entries and top four interp entries at each tournament will win this highly coveted award.


Schedule for Saturday, February 24th

We are trying out a new schedule that divides prelims up amongst 4 time slots, but still gives each category 3 prelim rounds.  Every category will have one of those time slots off.  This will allow us to run our tournament entirely in one building, will give single entered students a round off to go and watch a different category, and will give multiple entered students one or two rounds in which they don’t need to run between all three rooms during the round. If you have any other questions about this format, do not hesitate to ask.


7:00 to 7:45 Registration

8:30 Round 1

9:45 Round 2

11:00 Round 3

12:15 Round 4

1:30 Power Rounds for all categories

3:15 Awards Ceremony


We will determine the “off” round for each category the week of the tournament itself and will let coaches know as part of tournament updates leading up to the tournament.


Student Congress

As in previous years, we will offer Student Congress on Friday evening (the 23rd).  If you have students interested in competing in student congress, please register them separately through email directly to Ben Kroll (bkroll@sasd.net). Fees for student congress will be $8.00 per student, and that cost will include dinner on Friday evening.

Legislation for Student Congress is due by Monday, February 19th by 5:00.  Please email all bills to: bkroll@sasd.net


Congress Schedule for Friday, February 23rd


3:30 – 4:00 Registration

4:00 – 6:00 Session 1

6:00 – 6:30 Dinner break

6:30 – 8:15 Session 2

8:15 – 8:30 Final voting and awards


If you have any questions at all please get in touch with me:

Ben Kroll: school phone – (920) 803-7825

cell phone – (414) 688-2817

email – bkroll@sasd.net

Sheboygan South High School

1240 Washington Ave.

Sheboygan, WI 53081


Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you at the end of February.


- Ben Kroll, Malyssa Gabrielson, and the Sheboygan South Forensics Team



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Ben Kroll
Email address: bkroll@sasd.net
Phone number: 414-688-2817

Mailing address

1240 Washington Ave.
Sheboygan, WI 53081

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