Hattiesburg HS Hub City Classic

2022 — NSDA Campus, MS/US




 33rd Hub City Classic 

Dear Speech Colleagues,


Hattiesburg High School Forensics is pleased to host the 33rd Hub City Classic Speech Virtual Speech and Debate Tournament.  Consider this your special invitation to attend Friday and Saturday, March 18-19, 2022.


Hattiesburg High School is proud to announce that the Hub City Classic is a Tournament of Champions bid school for the National Individual Events Championships to be held virtually May 12-15, 2022. Please visit www.nietoc.com for additional information.


The Classic has hosted schools from California, Kentucky, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Texas, Georgia, Tennessee, and Louisiana over the past few years. Students should expect quality speech competition in a supportive environment.


The Hub City Classic will offer

Debates: Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Policy Debate, Congressional Debate, and the following Individual Events: 

Flight A: Prose Interpretation, Duet Acting, Dramatic Interpretation, Original Oratory, Program of Oral Interpretation, Impromptu; Flight B: Poetry Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Informative Speaking, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Declamation. 


All speech events, with the exception of Impromptu and Extemp, will be asynchronously recorded and uploaded. 


Students may enter up to one debate (including Congressional Debate), one Flight A IE and two Flight B IE’s OR enter two Flight A’s and two Flight B’s.


Hattiesburg HS is also pleased to offer Original Spoken Word at the 33rd Classic.  Please see the event rules for additional information.  Original Spoken Word is not counted in the entry list or towards sweepstakes.

Although we would much prefer to host our guests at Hattiesburg High School for our traditional Mardi Gras event in February, we are saddened to be forced to make this decision due to the uncertainty of planning an in-person event in the weeks to come. 




Reginald Chapman, Tournament Director

Scott Waldrop, Director Emeritus/Ombudsmen

Micah Everson, Rachel Clapper, Shane Cole, Tab Room Staff