Best of the West 1 Speech Tournament

2022 — North Platte, NE/US

This tournament is for Nebraska Schools online.


Dear Colleague:

The administration and the members of the North Platte High School’s National Forensic League invite you to the Best of the West Speech Tournament.  The contest will be held on Monday January 17th, 2022 at North Platte High School.


We will be offering ALL nine NSAA events at this tournament..  You may ENTER as many students as you wish in each event.  We will be running three rounds and NO FINALS for this event.   We will have Varsity and Novice divisions. If there are not sufficient entries in novice we will merge the division but award the top novice that may not place in the top 6.


If you would like specific rules for each NSAA event please let me know. We will charge $7.00 per entry (either individual or group).  We are asking that you provide ONE judge per six entries (or part thereof) or pay a $75.00 fee per judge needed!



Humorous Prose     

Oral Interpretation of Drama (group)    

Informative Speaking                       

Interpretation of Poetry                     

Entertainment Speaking                     



Serious Prose

Persuasive Speaking 

Extemporaneous Speaking

Duet Acting (group)


This is the schedule we are using.

8:30              Round I:                Bracket A                   

9:45              Round I:                Bracket B 


11:00            Round II:               Bracket A

12:15            Round II:               Bracket B


1:30            Round II:               Bracket A

2:45            Round II:               Bracket B


Awards -- 4:15



If you have any questions or concerns please contact me NPHS (308) 535-7105 between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. or after 3:30 p.m. or email David Cooper at  Hope to see you on Monday January 17th!!!


David Cooper, Ed.S

Director of Forensics

North Platte High School