Texas Middle School State Tournament

2023 — Houston, TX/US

Extemporaneous Speaking

Abbreviation EXT
Format Speech
Entry Fee $20.00
Overall Entry Limit 72
Entry Limit Per School 8
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:

After selecting one topic from a group of three, students will have thirty minutes to prepare a speech on a domestic or foreign issue. During preparation time, students may access the internet, but they cannot access prepared speeches or outlines. When presenting the speech, one 3x5 note card may be used.

Students will have 30 minutes to prepare and 7 minutes to perform (with a 30-second grace period).

Extemporaneous Speaking Topic Areas

Preliminary Round 1: United States Energy/Environment

Preliminary Round 2: Middle East

Quarterfinals: United States Foreign Policy

Semifinals: Southeast Asia

Final: Mixed