Georgia Northern Mountain District Tournament
Georgia Northern Mountain District Qualifier
for the 2019 National Tournament
The NSDA GA Northern Mountain District committee is happy to formally announce that this year's district tournament will take place at Dunwoody High School in Dunwoody, GA, on February 1st and 2nd. Your team's attendance at this event is strongly encouraged, and we urge you to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.
If you are interested in being a hired judge for this tournament, please fill out this form: https://tinyurl.com/y9teedyh
For those of you new to the NSDA, if your school/team falls into the Georgia Northern Mountain District, consider this your formal invitation to attend this tournament. The other district in the state of Georgia is the Southern Peach District. If you are uncertain if your school falls into this district, feel free to reach out to one of this committee's members. This district committee members (elected on an every other year basis) include the following individuals: Chair, Mario Herrera (Grady HS), Steven Wang (North Hall HS), Charity Wang (Johnson HS), David Gay (Dunwoody HS), and Jamie Wills (Cherokee HS).
This committee works together to encourage forensics in the schools within our district and to make the district tournament happen. If you are interested in your students attending nationals - held each year by the NSDA in June - your team MUST attend a district tournament to compete for a bid.
Even if you or your students are not interested in going to the national tournament, the district tournaments are - at the very least - another opportunity for your students to compete! In addition to that, the more students who attend districts means the more students we can send to the national tournament, so by choosing to attend, you are choosing to give more Georgia students this once in a lifetime opportunity. For all of the aforementioned reasons, we strongly encourage everyone in the GA Northern Mountain District to attend this year's tournament at Dunwoody High School and help us help a student's dream of nationals come to fruition.
In order to be eligible to attend the district tournament, the first thing a team must do is enter speaking points into the NSDA points system. For every tournament your students attend, for every round they speak at that event, students earn speaking points and can move up in the various honor degrees the NSDA offers. The NSDA is like a national honor society for public speaking, and it is a great honor to be a member of - and hold a high degree from - the National Speech and Debate Association. Do not hesitate to reach out to any one of your district committee members if you have any questions about how to do this.
In closing, we hope you will add this year's district tournament to your team's calendar. Remember, we are here to serve you and help you and your team reach its utmost potential. Feel free to reach out to us at any time!
Sincerely, your district committee!
Chair, Mario Herrera (Grady HS)
Steven Wang (North Hall HS)
Charity Wang (Johnson HS)
David Gay (Dunwoody HS)
Jamie Wills (Cherokee HS)