2019 — Culpeper, VA, VA/US
Extemporaneous Speaking a public speaking event in which a contestant draws three slips of paper out of an envelope. On these slips are questions on current events, and the contestant must choose the question he/she is most comfortable speaking about. The questions asked of the contestant will deal with current events in either Domestic or Foreign issues, dependent upon the category in which a student registers. After reading the options, the contestant chooses one topic, and then has half and hour to write and memorize a speech (5-7 minutes). This speech is then delivered in front of a judge who judges the speech based on content, analysis of the question, and delivery. In VCFL, notecards may not be used.