Clackamas Holiday Edge

2019 — Clackamas, OR/US

Dear Coaches,

We are very excited to invite you to the annual Clackamas High School Holiday Edge Speech Competition, held on December 7, 2019. The tournament is designed to complement the debate tournament held at Cleveland High School. However, both tournaments will run independently of each other. Students may not enter both Clackamas and Cleveland.

Pattern A: ADS, DI, Duo, Inform, LIELL, Impromptu, Storytelling, POI

Pattern B: Extemp, HI, Oratory, Poetry, Prose, Radio

We will be on the west (main) campus throughout the day. There is another school event happening on the east campus.

We will be offering novice and open division in all events except Storytelling unless numbers force us to collapse. Novice is for all students in the first year of competition. Open is available as an option for all competitors. We strongly encourage ALL students to register in the open division.

Students may sign up for a total of four individual events (max two per pattern), except extemp speakers. All extemp competitors should only compete in extemp during Pattern B.

We will follow state rules and we will be using online ballots via tabroom. Please make sure your judges know how to access online ballots.

We are going to be having an ugly sweater competition for coaches. Prizes will be given at awards.

Storytelling: International Stories

Printing: Please bring hard copies of your speeches. There will not be a way for students to print on campus.


We will shut down once we reach capacity. Register early. The deadline for adds/new entries is Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 9 pm.

Drops/name changes will be taken until 7 am on December 7, 2019.

Payment: We prefer payment to be made on the day of the tournament. Please make payment to Clackamas High School.


We will give awards to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place speakers in each individual event. All finalists will receive a certificate. Both novice and open will contribute to sweepstakes.


$25.00 per school registration fee.

$8.00 per individual event (this includes Duo)


⇒ One judge covers 6 individual events. Each uncovered entry will be charged $10.00. Please bring judges as we want to have a smooth tournament and we would rather have your judges rather than your money.

⇒ Please clearly state in your registration when your judges will be present.

⇒ Each school must have one experienced judge, coach, or parent present the entire tournament.

⇒ We will be using tabroom online ballots. Please make sure your judges are registered on tabroom and know how to access their ballots. If your judges do not pick up their ballots, we reserve the right to bill your team.

⇒ We use teachers, parents and community members to judge, please advise your students that they will need to “adapt".


Directions to Clackamas H. S.

14486 SE 122nd Ave

Clackamas, Oregon 97015

Coming from the South Coming from the North

N on 205 to 212 (exit 12) S. on 205 to Sunnyside (exit 14)

E on 212 to 135th (left turn) E on Sunnyside to 122nd (just past Safeway)

135th winds to 122nd Ave. S on 122nd

The school is on the right-hand side. The school will be on the left-hand side.



We will have a concession stand open most of the day with breakfast and lunch snacks/foods.

We will provide food for the coaches and judges.

Feel free to call with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!


Jennifer L. LeSieur

503-353-5810 x38057 – school

503-597-9734 - cell


Ameena Amdahl-Mason

503-518-5925 x 15 – school

503-913-7125 – cell


Schedule – Clackamas Holiday Edge

December 7, 2019

Pattern A: ADS, DI, Duo, Expos, LIELL, Impromptu, Storytelling, POI

Pattern B: Extemp, HI, Oratory, Poetry, Prose, Radio

7:00 am – 7:45 am Registration

7:45 am General announcements for competitors in the commons.

8:00am – 9:30am Pattern A Round 1

9:30am – 10:45am Pattern B Round 1

10:45am – 12:00 am Pattern A Round 2

12:00pm – 1:15 pm Pattern B Round 2

1:15pm – 2:15 pm Pattern A Round 3

2:15pm Pattern B Round 3

3:30pm Semi-Finals Pattern A/Finals Pattern A

4:30pm Semi-Finals Pattern B/Finals Pattern B

5:30 pm Finals Pattern A and B

7:30 pm Awards in the Auditorium.


● Stay in the commons on the main campus. If you are caught somewhere else during the competition such as in a classroom, office, etc. you may be disqualified. Do not go upstairs unless you are competing.

● If you are doubled entered. You must let both judges know prior to competing in either event. Failure to do so could cause you to miss an event. Judges will not wait for you unless they know to expect you!

● Do not write on a smartboard. The judges will have your names.

● Double-check entries before telling tab you are left off the postings.

● Do not take, eat or bring food out of the commons.

● Do not take or borrow anything from any classroom.

● Do not enter the room without a judge!

● Adapt! We have a lot of community judges.

● Report problems to the tabroom ASAP.

● Keep your area clean and don't leave anything valuable lying around.

● Bring small bills for concessions.