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Franklin Central Speech and Debate Meet

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2019 Franklin Central Speech & Debate!

December 14, 2019


Franklin Central High School would like to invite you to the Franklin Central Speech & Debate Meet.  The deadline for pre-registration is Tuesday, December 11 at 11:00pm.



  • 4 straight rounds
  • Sweepstakes points & ribbons for top 5 in each division
  • Novice entries must be first-year competition.
  • If there are fewer than 15 entries in each division, varsity and novice will be combined.



  • 7:00-7:45    Check-in
  • 7:45           Judges’ Meeting
  • 8:00 Extemp Draw Begins
  • 8:15           First round begins
  • Rounds begin at 8:15, 9:30, 11:00 and 12:30.   



  • Speech - Drama, Humor, Duo, Poetry, Prose, Original Performance, Original Oratory, U.S. Extemp, Int’l Extemp, Impromptu, Broadcasting, Discussion, Informative and Programmed Oral Interp.
  • Debate - PF, LD, Congress and World Schools




  • Congress: 5, 11, 12, 14
  • Radio
    • Round 1:  News program (music topics and commercial topic supplied on Monday, student writes a newscast) 5 min overall performance
    • Round 2:  Pre-written editorial (topic provided on Monday) speak for 2 mins
    • Round 3:  OTS 
    • Round 4:  Same news program again 
  • Extemp:  Draws will occur before Rounds 1 & 3 only.
  • Discussion: Artifacts will be released Mon. December 10
  • IHSFA Rules will govern all other events.
  • We WILL use the 7 min prep and speak format in Impromptu
  • ​World Schools: This House would label White Supremacist organizations as terrorist groups (please prepare pros and cons)


  • 40 entries maximum per school
  • 5 entries maximum per event
  • No Pickups




  • Competitors MAY NOT double in Discussion
  • Students MAY double in Broadcasting.  
  • Students who are doubled in Impromptu should go to their Impromptu round LAST.  
  • No tripling (and quadrupling is right out)


  • 1 judge for every 5 entries or fraction thereof.  (5 entries=1 judge, 6 entries=2 judges
  • We will be using electronic ballots, so please have your judges bring their own device.
    • ​We will have some for borrowing if needed.



  • Team trophies for top 5 teams.
  •  Sweepstakes points:
    • Varsity: 1st=6pts, 2nd=5pts, 3rd=4pts, 4th=3pts, 5th=2pts.
    • Novice: 1st=5pts, 2nd=4pts, 3rd=3pts, 4th=2pts, 5th=1pt.
    • Host school not eligible for team trophy


  • Concessions will be available in the cafeteria throughout the day.  Chick-Fil-A, Benz pretzels, soda, and many other items will be available. Please purchase concessions, it is the only way we can fund our program. 




 PARKING AND ENTRANCE:                                     

  • Please park on the Freshman Academy side of school. Come in through the Freshman Academy doors.

Manager contact information

Kori Jarchow
Email address: kori.jarchow@ftcsc.org
Phone number: 3173837208

Mailing address

6215 South Franklin Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46259

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