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2019 Franklin Central Speech & Debate!

December 14, 2019


Franklin Central High School would like to invite you to the Franklin Flash 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 12:15.   



  • 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.  Pizza, baked goods, 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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